Couple murdered over land dispute

Nyamira OCP Riko Ngare addressing the press

Police in Nyamira are investigating an incident in which a couple was alleged strangled to death in a suspected land dispute.
Nyamira OCPD Rico Ngare said the couple was found lying on their matrimonial bed by one of their Children who raised the alarm.

Ngare said preliminary investigations indicated that the duo might have been killed to silence them as they were to testify in a land dispute case between them and their father.
Following the shocking  incident, irate neighbors set ablaze two houses and left a trail of damages in the suspect’s homestead as they bayed for his blood but police managed to come to his rescue.
A neighbor Joseph Onyoni  told our reporter that the couple and their father had  been having endless wrangles over the ownership a piece of their ancestral land.
The area chief  Alfred Machuma appealed to the residents not to take the law unto their hands when dealing with land issues and instead seek redress from relevant authorities.
The bodies were later moved to Nyamira Refarall Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.


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