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Father, daughter arrested in connection with murder of Nanyuki businessman

A man and his daughter have been arrested in connection with the murder a businessman in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.

Charles Macharia and his daughter Jane Wanjiku, a waitress at a hotel in Nanyuki, were arrested at a petrol station in Kirwara, Gatanga Constituency in Murang’a County by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) last evening.

Police said the two were found with a vehicle stolen from the deceased. Police say they also found electronic goods stolen from the deceased in the house belonging to the suspects.

The body of the deceased businessman, George Gachibi, was found lying in a pool of blood on Tuesday at 9am by his employees who had gone to check on him at his house after he failed to answer to their calls and had not reported at his business.

The main door to his rented house had been broken and left open by the assailants believed to have murdered him.

Laikipia County Criminal Investigations Officer Peter Muinde said police traced the car signal to a place called Kirwara in Thika Sub-County, where they nabbed the two suspects.

According to Mr. Muinde, the arrested woman is believed to have been the girlfriend of the deceased as they were often seen together and she would frequent his house.

-Cyrus Ombati

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