Hideout where 4 more arrested Matungulu suspects were hiding

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Following Interior Cabinet secretary Mr. Fred Matiangi’ and new Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai’s landing in the Western region after cold killings alarm in Matungu area in Kakamega, many have since been arrested in the ugly connections including politicians.

Its currently reported that four more suspects linked to the killing of 20 people in Matungu were arrested in Busia county on Sunday. The suspects include four youths from Ejinja village in Matungu. They had fled to a hideout Kotur in Teso South sub-county.

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Western Region Police Commander Rashid Yakub said the suspects will be arraigned in court Monday.

“The suspects are currently being held in Kakamega and will be taken to court tomorrow (Monday),” said Mr Yakub.

Former Sports and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and Mayoni Ward Representative Libinus Oduori were arrested on Friday for questioning.


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MP Justus Murunga

Matungu MP Justus Murunga, who presented himself to the police in Kakamega, was later moved to Kisii Police Station, according to acting Western Regional Directorate of Criminal Investigations Shem Nyamboki.

Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya wants security forces investigating the killings in Matungu to ensure they do not implicate innocent people.

Mr Oparanya, the governor of Kakamega County, on Saturday noted the need for fairness and warned that police will arrest people not connected to the crimes if they are not keen.

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