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My son worked as a cook in Nairobi, mother of slain suspected gangster says

The mother of a suspect who was killed in Unaitas Sacco robbery has dismissed the accusations against her deceased son.

Mary Wanjiru Njuguna, the mother of Francis Mulwa Mutila, says that her son worked as a cook in Nairobi and would frequently visit her in Masaku village, Ruiru.

Speaking after identifying her son’s body, Ms Njuguna refuted the claim that her son was a robber.

“He is my son and he worked in Nairobi as a hotel cook. He has been coming home to Masaku village in Ruiru,” she said.

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Results of the autopsy conducted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, revealed that the deceased had three bullets lodged in his head, one in his right shoulder, and the other in his back.

The autopsy was conducted by pathologist Dr Kamotho Wetanga and was witnessed by Dr Peter Muriuki Ndegwa who works with the Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU).

The other suspect in the robbery, former police officer Joseph Kang’ethe, was identified last week. Three bullets were retrieved from Mr Kang’ethe’s body.

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According to police, the two suspects killed after they engaged police officers in a shootout. The police said the two had made away with an unknown amount of money but officers pursued and caught up with them at Kinyona forest.

However, questions have arisen over circumstances surrounding the death of the two suspects after photos emerged showing the suspects had been arrested before they were reportedly shot dead.

The families of the suspects are demanding answers and justice for their loved ones even as the case continues to unfold.

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