In Summary
  • Thirty five year-old Julius Odundo Jowi, 34 year-old Joseph Mureithi and Steve Odhiambo, 25, were apprehended in Njoro, Nakuru County.
  • Investigators said they found an axe they suspect was used in the murder at the house of the three suspects.
  • On October 5, five people who worked as loading supervisors at Rai Cement were arrested.

Homicide detectives have arrested three more suspects linked to the murder of Rai Cement Managing Director Chetan Vyas.

Thirty five year-old Julius Odundo Jowi, 34 year-old Joseph Mureithi and Steve Odhiambo, 25, were apprehended in Njoro, Nakuru County.

The detectives based in Nakuru said Mr Odundo worked as a carpenter at Rai Cement in Soin Ward at the border of Kericho and Kisumu counties.

They said Mr Mureithi was a former security guard at Comply Company in Nakuru while Mr Odhiambo was an operator at the same organisation.

CRIME SCENE

Mr Vyas was killed on September 22 after assailants broke into his house and ambushed him in the bedroom.

In the incident within the factory precincts at Kipsitet in Sigowet-Soin Constituency, Kericho County, the attackers tied up his hands and legs and strangled him using a rope.

The hooded killers then carted away six gunny bags with unknown contents.

WEAPONS

Earlier, Kericho Deputy Police Commander Paul Nasio said the killers gained access to the house through the roof.

Investigators said they found an axe they suspect was used in the murder at the house of the three suspects.

Other items found in the suspects’ house were clothes police said the suspects wore during the attack, as identified in CCTV footage.

Police said they also found two used mobile phones, an iron and a briefcase that belonged to the victim.

Immediately after the murder, the factory's watchman was arrested as a prime suspect after he was captured on CCTV cameras moving the ladder which his alleged accomplices used to scale the factory’s perimeter wall and get into Mr Vyas' house.

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