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Man charged with killing nephew to pocket his Sh9m life insurance – PHOTOS

A man who is accused of killing his nephew to claim his Sh9 million in life assurance policies from two insurance companies has been charged with murder.

The suspect, Evans Masaku Kasyoki was arraigned at the Kangundo law courts and will undergo medical checkup at Mathare Hospital in Nairobi.

He was denied bail and will be detained at the Machakos GK prison until September 17 when the case will be mentioned.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

His arrest and arraignment comes a year after Nation reported a startling case of how the former insurance unit manager took two life insurance covers for a poor nephew, planned his murder and had his body dumped in Kangundo.

He then rushed to lodge claims.

The former insurance employee had taken a Sh10 million cover for his nephew Eric Makau Musyoka aged 27, and another one for Sh1 million at a separate insurance firm.

The family of the deceased Eric Makau Musyoka. PHOTO | COURTESY
The family of the deceased Eric Makau Musyoka. PHOTO | COURTESY

He had only made one premium payment before the murder happened.

The story was replayed on Sunday night by Citizen TV, who exposed how police had arrested and released him under mysterious circumstances.