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TSEIKURU Police investigating mysterious death of County Safaris tout

The Tseikuru Sub County police officers are investigating the mysterious death of Mr Joseph Muthui, a Makanga working with County Safaris public service vehicles.

A traffic police officer from Tseikuru police station on duty on October 18 when Ilioni road was blocked by a resident. Tseikuru police are investigating mysterious death of Joseph Muthui, a tout who worked with County Safaris company. Photo/MUSYOKA NGUI

The 32-year-old worked with matatus which ply the Usueni-Nairobi route. Confirming the incident, Tseikuru Sub County Police Commander Charles Kibathi said on Sunday that Mr Muthui’s death was a mystery that needed solving through proper investigations.

Muthui’s body was recovered in a bush on Friday about five kilometres from Usueni market. The body did not have any physical injuries when it was discovered in a thicket near Tseikuru-Usueni road.

In an interview with Mwingi Times, the area police boss said they will carry an autopsy to establish the cause of Muthui’s death.  “We are investigating whether there was a foul play in the death or the man died of natural cause. We will establish that after an autopsy is carried out” said Tseikuru Sub County Police Commander Charles Kibathi.

Decomposing body

Further, the local police boss revealed that Muthui’s body was decomposing by the time it was discovered.

Mwingi Times has learnt that County Safaris officials recorded statement with the police over their tout’s death.  According to Police Commander Kibathi, the company claimed that the Makanga was on sick leave and was recuperating at his rented house located at Usueni town.

Kibathi said that the tout had left his family with their three-year-old child when he went missing.  The child went back to their family but the man did not. They only learnt about his whereabouts when the body was found in the thicket.

Muthui’s family suspect that there was foul play in the death of the tout. His mother Beatrice Katui Mailu said that for justice to be served, all persons Muthui interacted with in his last days should be questioned to unearth the cause of his death.

Mama Katui said her son died just a week after he reunited with his estranged wife and children. According to the deceased’s mother, her daughter-in-law had previously separated with Muthui and got married to another man.



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