Court allows police to hold Nyeri tycoon in son's murder case

Nyeri murder case

Stephen Wang'ondu in the dock on February 26, 2021.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

A Nyeri tycoon accused of orchestrating his son's murder will remain in custody for five more days to allow police complete investigations.

Stephen Wang’ondu Kinini and four other suspects were arrested earlier this week over the murder of Daniel Mwangi.

Mr Mwangi was killed last month outside his house in Mweiga.

Nyeri Senior Principal Magistrate Mathias Okuche directed police to hold the five suspects in custody until investigators complete probe.

At the same time, a sixth suspect identified as Raphael Wachira, was arrested and presented in court.

The court ruled that Wachira should also remain in custody for five more days.