Son of a prominent businessman arrested for allegedly murdering his mother

Police in Naivasha have arrested a son of a prominent businessman who has been on the run for two weeks after claims of murdering his mother.

The middle aged suspect was arrested at Gachie trading center in Kiambu County where he has been hiding following a tip off from members of the public.

According to a resident James Kamau, the suspect who is the last born of the well-known family ran away from the family home hours after allegedly committing the act at Lake View estate in Naivasha.

Kamau said on the fateful day, the son went home and raised an argument with her mother before he hit her with a blunt object on the head.

“The mother died two days later after being admitted at a private hospital in Nairobi and was buried a week ago in Kinangop and the son has been on the run ever since,” he said.

He said the suspect had on several occasions quarreled with the mother over the sale of multi-million assets left behind by his father who passed away eight years ago.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the arrest saying they had been looking for the suspect since the incident happened.

Waweru said the suspect had been in close contact with his friends adding that they traced the communication to Gachie area where he was found in a single roomed house.

“We are concluding our investigations and he will be arraigned in court anytime to face various charges including those of murder,” he said.


-Anthony Gitonga

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