Four suspects detained for 15 days over brutal murder of alleged chicken thief


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In Summary

  • The suspects are Francis Muse Liseche alias Moi, Evans Lichoti Ashihundu (34), Agapitus Ingosi Ang’uswa (43) and Reuben Smith Shitambasi (48).
  • Appearing before a Kakamega court, the case Investigating Officer Athman Ali requested for more time to detain the four pending conclusion of investigations into the incident.

Four suspects arrested in Shinyalu, Kakamega County, over the brutal murder of a suspected chicken thief were on Monday detained for 15 days.

Appearing before a Kakamega court, the case Investigating Officer Athman Ali requested for more time to detain the four – Francis Muse Liseche alias Moi, Evans Lichoti Ashihundu (34), Agapitus Ingosi Ang’uswa (43) and Reuben Smith Shitambasi (48) – pending conclusion of investigations into the incident.

Mr. Ali further told the court that the suspects – who were arrested on Sunday by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) – are set to undergo a mental test before they are charged with the murder.

Magistrate Hazel Wandere set the case for hearing on August 13, 2019.

Francis Muse Liseche, in a now viral video, was captured savagely cutting the alleged thief in public using a panga. The victim died from excessive bleeding.

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