Mwingi residents were, on Monday afternoon, left in shock after the body of a KMTC lecturer was retrieved from her car, where she was found reportedly murdered.
Police were called in to retrieve the body after residents discovered the body inside her car in a pool of blood at the Mwingi livestock market.
The eyes of the well-known tutor at the KMTC, Mwingi campus, were gouged out.
According to Standard Digital, the woman was identified as Eunice Kiema and hails from Mui ward of Mwingi East subcounty, but married in Kyuso, Mwingi North.
While confirming the incident, Mwingi Central Sub-county police commander Peter Mutuma said the body had several stab wounds and part of her legs burnt. He also added that the killers appeared to have intentions of torching the lecturer’s car and possibly burn her body after a matchbox was found at the scene.
“My officers together with those from the DCI office in Mwingi have commenced investigations,” Mutuma said.
Shocked residents urged the police officers to beef up security in the areas as they condemned the heinous act.
“We are saddened by this cruel murder yet we have police officers in Mwingi. We want them to ensure that every part of the town is properly patrolled and safe,” one resident was quoted by the Standard.
The slain lecturer was known by the residents as a peaceful woman.
Still in Kitui, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday night arrested four robbery with violence suspects at Wikilaylie market in Kitui County.
The four were part of a six-man gang that had attacked and injured a man before robbing him of Ksh. 70,000, three mobile phones and Safaricom credit cards at Nguuni Trading Centre.
The arrested suspects are: Musembi Musyoka, 42, and Kasola Nzulya, 46 (both Kamiti Maximum Prison ex-convicts), 43-year-old Peter Mwendwa (Malindi Prison ex-convict) and Silvester Onyango, 35.
According to DCI, the four were nabbed after detectives pursued and intercepted the vehicle they fled in after conducting the robbery.
FOUR Robbery W/Violence suspects were last night arrested & a Sub-Machine Gun with several Rounds of Ammunitions recovered at Wikilaylie Market in Kitui, after Detectives pursued & intercepted the vehicle they were using after conducting a robbery at Nguuni Trading Centre. The… pic.twitter.com/m5VgtUsRFg
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