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Nyeri family devastated after man who was attacked by unknown gang dies

A family in Nyeri is mourning the death of a man who was attacked during Christmas celebrations by an unknown gang.

Police records indicate that Mr Newton Mbuthia Kimondo, had on the night of December 27, 2022, left a friend’s house which is located in Ruring’u and was attacked by the gang which was on a number of motorbikes.

After attacking and seriously assaulting him, the gang then picked him up and dumped his body near Ithenguri just a few meters to a dam.

On that night he lost his personal documents including an Identity card and other valuable items to the gang.

Mr Mbuthia, spent the night at the place where he was left by the members of the gang while writhing in pain. He told the police that he could not even move an inch or raise alarm with the aim of seeking help.

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The following day, a good Samaritan found him at the place where he was abandoned and decided to take him to his house. He was later taken to the Nyeri County Referral Hospital where he was treated and later discharged.

The matter was reported at Nyeri Police Station under Occurrence Book (OB) number 64/28/12/2022 at 4:17pm.

He narrated to the police what had transpired and the matter was quickly put under investigation as a manhunt for the gang was launched.

Mr Mbuthia went back to his house where he went on nursing the injuries. However, on December 31, 2022, at 7am in the morning, he called his parents saying that he was feeling very cold.

He then requested that he is taken back to hospital, when that happened he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nyeri County Referral Hospital.

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His death was still reported at the same Nyeri Police Station under OB number 19/31/12/2022 at 8:14am.

The incident has been condemned by local leaders who include Chinga Ward Member of Nyeri County Assembly who said that insecurity was being experienced in the area.

“Sometime back the security here was good after we raised concerns but in the recent days we have seen an upsurge in insecurity in the area,” said Mr Kiruga Thuku.

He said that the police should ensure that they work round the clock and nab the members of the gang that attacked Mr Mbuthia.

“We demand for justice and may his blood not be shed in vain! We expect to leave no stone unturned and to ensure justice is done in the matter,” he said.

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