DCI seeks to hold Blogger Snipper's murder suspects for 21 days


•Sniper disappeared on December 2 before his body was discovered on December 16, 2023.

Daniel Muthiani
Image: Courtesy
Daniel Muthiani
Image: Courtesy

Police are seeking 21 days to hold five more suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Meru-based blogger Daniel Muthiani alias Sniper.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the 21 days will enable them to conclude investigations, noting that more suspects are yet to be arrested.

"The investigations team is seeking vital information... more other suspects who were involved in the murder are yet to be arrested.”

According to the investigators, the deceased was lured by the five suspects through a phone call alleging that a senior county official wanted to meet him.

A prime suspect is already in court over the murder and police are looking for more.

Sniper disappeared on December 2 before his body was discovered on December 16, 2023.

More suspects were Thursday arrested and grilled in Meru as part of the probe.

They were expected in Nairobi for the court sessions.

An autopsy examination conducted on the body of the deceased at the Marimanti Level 4 Hospital mortuary in Tharaka Nithi, Meru County, revealed that he died of strangulation.

Government pathologist Johansen Oduor said Sniper had marks on his neck and exhibited signs of a person who had lacked oxygen.

He also had fractured ribs and showed injuries on his head which suggested that he was strangled before being thrown into a river.

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