Two arrested in connection with murder of Taxi driver


•The two were arrested in Nyeri's Ruringu village and Olekasasi-Ongata Rongai in Kajiado North respectively.

Taxi driver Evans Moracha found murdered

A cop is among two suspects arrested in connection to the abduction and subsequent murder of taxi driver Evans Bikundo Moracha.

They were arrested by Nairobi Region Crime Research detectives following a night-long operation in Nyeri and Kajiado counties on Thursday.

The two were arrested in Nyeri's Ruringu village and Olekasasi-Ongata Rongai in Kajiado North respectively.

Acting on intelligence, the team furthered their pursuit to Ruringu village in Nyeri County Thursday where one suspect was arrested.

Upon interrogation, the suspect led the detectives to Olekasasi in Ongata Rongai where the second suspect, was also arrested.

After running a profile of the second suspect, detectives found him to be a police officer who had been on interdiction after deserting the service.

He is in the rank of a Constable and designated as a driver in the station, police said.

A search in his house saw the recovery of the deceased's mobile phone and a stun torch which the suspect confessed to having used to light their way to River Sagana where they disposed of the body.

The two suspects were detained separately at Capital Hill and Kilimani Police Stations pending further interrogations.

Moracha's body was recovered at River Sagana on October 14.

The deceased's disappearance was reported by his wife at Mihang'o police station on October 14, indicating that he and his vehicle a Toyota Vitz had been missing for three days.

The deceased's phone was also offline.

It was on the same day that the assistant chief Githuri sub-location in Murang'a reported to the police that an unknown male body had been found at River Sagana.

The body lay naked and had multiple head injuries.

Police took the body to Murang'a Level 5 Hospital Mortuary for autopsy and identification through fingerprinting and analysis at the National Registration Bureau offices.

It was identified as that of Moracha, whose wife had just reported missing, police said.

Detectives took over the matter in a manhunt for the faces behind the murder.

Meanwhile, forensic-led intelligence has since revealed a well-choreographed murder plot that challenges the mere disappearance and sudden death of the 47-year-old Moracha.

In the new establishments, detectives have established that Moracha did not just disappear but was picked up from his house by the killer duo on the night of October 11.

Days later, the deceased's car was driven back to the wife's neighbourhood and securely abandoned a safe distance from her house.

Investigations are ongoing to unravel the motive behind the homicide.

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