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Man suspected of killing Kamanda’s supporter to face trial

A suspect accused of stabbing to death a supporter of Starehe MP Maina Kamanda during the Jubilee Party nominations exercise last week will be arraigned in court on Tuesday to face murder charges.

The suspect, Daniel Kuria Ngariu, is accused of stabbing George Ndege on April 26 while he was putting up posters on the walls of buildings in solidarity with his support to Mr Kamanda’ re-election bid on a Jubilee Party ticket.

On the fateful day, at around 6am, the deceased was allegedly confronted by the said suspect who was part of a group that was involved in putting up posters for the Pangani Member of County Assembly, Wahinya Njau.

The group was allegedly armed with pangas and knives at the time of the attack hence the deceased suffered injuries on the chest and on the lower jaw before being hit by an oncoming matatu while fleeing from the scene.

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Another man, Peter Muchiri, was also injured on the right lower leg. Both victims of the incident had been rushed to Radiant Hospital where the deceased was pronounced dead on arrival.

An investigation officer had on Friday asked court to have the suspect detained so that police could complete investigations on the murder allegations.

“We pray that the suspect be detained for 10 days at Pangani Police Station to enable us identify and detain motor vehicle used in ferrying the attackers, conduct a postmortem on the deceased and contact his family as well as record statements with witnesses,” the court heard.

But the court directed that the suspect, who was arrested last Thursday evening, to be arraigned in court on April 2 to take a plea over the said murder offense.