16 Kihiu Mwiri directors charged with murder


16 Kihiu Mwiri directors charged with murder

Sixteen current and former directors of the controversial Kihiu Mwiri land buying company have been charged with murder.

The officials did not plead to the charges and will take plea on September 21st after the prosecution asked for more time to undertake their mental assessment.

The suspects have been in police custody for the last 28 days having been summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to record statements over the murder of 10 firm directors in the last two years.

The former and current directors of the controversial land buying company recorded statements at the CID Headquarters in late July following the controversy that has engulfed the company leading to mysterious murders and disappearance of 10 directors.

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro summoned the directors to the CID Headquarters after holding a closed-door meeting in Gatanga where they deliberated on the recent killings of two more company directors.

The two said action will be taken against security officers at the CID Headquarters and Makuyu police station who failed to take action even after receiving information of an impending murder of the two directors.

Acting Lands Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said the government would issue title deeds to all land owners at Kihiu Mwiri by September 2015.

The remarks by the government officials came a day after two more directors of the company were shot dead by unknown assailants.

Chrispas Wanyoike and Chege Mwangi were killed on the Kihiu Mwiri-Kabata road in Thika.

The deaths bring to eight the number of directors killed in a span of two years.

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