Police Bank on 8 Witnesses To Solve Mwea Murder Mystery

Isaac Karombo was last seen at Kandongu shopping complex on November 30 after painting a local pub

Eight witnesses have submitted statements to the police in connection with the death of a 59-year-old man who was discovered slain and his corpse thrown at a rice plantation in Mwea, Kirinyaga County.

Isaac Karombo was last seen at Kandongu shopping complex on November 30 after painting a local pub, according to Mwea West Sub-County police chief Wilson Koskei, and his corpse was discovered on December 2.

According to Koskei, the bar owner was arrested on Tuesday night and freed on Wednesday morning after being interrogated by detectives.

“We believe Karombo was detained somewhere before he was slain on the day his body was discovered since it was an open area where everyone could see,” Koskei said

Koskei stated that the businessman who employed Karombo usually drove him home, but on that particular day, he contacted a Boda Boda rider to drive him home.

“He was intended to travel to his Kangai house, but we’re not sure how he wound up at Kiuria rice farms; we’re investigating the homicide,” Koskei explained.

Detectives have since completed postmortem which revealed that Karombo was murdered.