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Revealed: How suspect in Dr Gerishon Mwiti’s murder was nabbed

By Nyaboga Kiage January 18th, 2023 2 min read

Details of how the main suspect in the murder of Dr Gerishon Mwiti, the founder of Leadership Institute of Kenya (LIK) was arrested by sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) can now be revealed.

Mr Bernard Kioko has for the last three days engaged detectives in a hide-and-seek game after being traced to Mwingi town in Kitui County before he was eventually arrested at Mabatini in Mathare settlement.

Police believe the suspect has a case to answer after it emerged that he was the last person who interacted with the deceased before his body was found inside his home in Thigiri Ridge, Westlands, Nairobi County.

“We believe that he has a case to answer and he shall be grilled before being arraigned in court,” a sleuth privy to the ongoing investigations told Nairobi News.

In a statement penned by his son Mr Daniel Mwiti at Westlands Police Station, his father’s lifeless body was found sprawled at their garden bearing a deep cut at the back of his head.

The deceased was found lying in a pool of blood on Saturday, January 14, 2023 with a deep cut on the back of his head.

According to the deceased’s wife, the gardener called her and requested her to talk to her husband as they were not agreeing over a matter that he (the gardener) did not disclose but she told him to solve their issues.

She got concerned after numerous calls to her husband to inform him that lunch was ready went unanswered and went to the garden where she found his body lying in a pool of blood.

She raised alarm and called her son for help with police arriving at the scene shortly afterwards.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei confirmed the incident, noting that they are investigating a possible murder with the body of the deceased moved to the Lee funeral home.

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