Rai Cement boss murder: First suspect arrested after CCTV footage retrieved


Rai Cement boss murder: First suspect arrested after CCTV footage retrieved
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A watchman suspected to have been involved in the gruesome murder of Rai Cement factory manager Chetan Vyas on Sunday night has been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Kericho County Criminal Investigation Officer Stephen Chacha said the suspect was arrested after he was captured by CCTV cameras removing a ladder from the perimeter wall. The ladder is believed to have been used by the assailants to gain entrance into and out of the factory premises.

Mr. Chacha said the watchman was arrested by detectives from Sosiot Police Station and taken in for further interrogation.

Kericho Deputy Police Commander Patricia Nasio said the Mr. Vyas was murdered by the unknown assailants inside his bedroom on Sunday night.

Nasio said the assailants gained entry in to the house through the roof.

The body was discovered inside his bedroom at his home located within the factory premises in Sigowet/Soin Sub-county.

“They lifted the tiles from the roof, gaining access to the house through the kitchen store before proceeding to the bedroom where Vyas was sleeping,” she said.

His hands and legs were bound with a rope that was also tied around his neck.

The Kericho Deputy Police Commander also said the suspects disconnected the exterior CCTV camera but their images were captured inside the house.

However, it was not possible to identify them since they were wearing masks at the time of the incident.

The police boss further noted that the gangsters made away with some bags whose contents are unknown.

The body was moved to the Kisumu County Hospital mortuary with murder investigations underway.

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