Police in Magutuni, Tharaka Nithi photo


Police in Magutuni, Tharaka Nithi county arrests a suspect who murdered a girl for purportedly eating passion fruits on his farm.

According to a police report, Michael Ngugi Riungu killed the nine-year-old girl after he found her eating passion fruits in his farm at Kariakomo Village, Maara in Tharaka Nithi on Sunday.

The suspect was reported to the police by a witch doctor Suleiman Mati, from whom he had gone to seek help.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) officers followed by other officers visited the scene and found the remains of the girl inside a goat shed at the witch doctor's home.

Police said the suspect and the witch doctor had installed a goat carcass outside the house.

They seized two blood-stained pangas from the scene and took the body to Chuka Mortuary to await an autopsy.

Both Suleiman Mati and Michael Ngugi were arrested as police officers continue with investigations.

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