Kisii: Main suspect behind lynching of four elderly women over witchcraft allegations arrested

  • Rioma sub-county Police Commander Benjolife Munuve said Joseph Abuga Mironga was arrested by a contingent of officers who have been trailing him for more than a year.
  • The suspect went missing when DCI sleuths launched a search for individuals who publicly lynched the elderly women in Marani.

Police in Kisii have arrested the main suspect in an incident where four elderly women were lynched in October 2021 on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

Rioma sub-county Commander Benjolife Munuve said Joseph Abuga Mironga was arrested by a contingent of officers who have been trailing him for more than a year; he had always managed to stay a step ahead.

The suspect went missing when sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) launched a search for individuals who publicly lynched the elderly women in Marani.

The officers are still searching for eight more suspects in connection with the murders.

The arrest of Abuga raises to 14 the number of those arrested and detained in connection with the murders.

Families of the slain elderly women have appealed for speedy investigations for justice to be served.

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