Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have apprehended Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza’s son and brother in connection with the brutal killing of blogger Daniel Muthiani, known as Sniper.
The DCI has sought a 21-day detention for Kenneth Mutua Gatiri, Fredrick Muriuki, Franklin Kimathi, Timothy Kinoti (son), and Murangiri Kenneth (brother) to conduct a comprehensive investigation.
The case, originally in Meru, has been transferred to Nairobi, with the DCI filing a request for extended detention at the Kiambu Magistrates Court.
In tandem, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) seeks to detain Vincent Kirimi, alias Supuu, a prime suspect in the murder. The Inspector General of Police has been given seven days to submit the murder inquiry file.
Supuu, initially released on bail by a Meru court, was rearrested after the court quashed the DCI’s custodial order application, terming it an abduction suspicion. The ODPP withdrew a court application at Maua Law Courts and constituted a team of senior prosecutors for unbiased investigations.
The ODPP assured that it would review the Murder Inquiry File in adherence to constitutional guidelines, emphasizing accountability, regardless of the perpetrators’ societal status.