Two police officers based at Mbururu Police Post, Kakamega County have been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of a man accused of assaulting a colleague in the region.
The cops were arrested by homicide detectives in ongoing investigations into the suspected murder of Dennis Lusava, who was found dead in River Nzoia.
“Their arrest follows the body’s discovery, examination and autopsy report which suggested a possible homicide before the victim’s body was dumped into River Nzoia. Both in our custody for investigative interviewing, ” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a tweet on Sunday.
Two police officers based at Mbururu Police Post, Kakamega County have been arrested by @DCI_Kenya Homicide detectives in the ongoing investigations into the suspected murder of Dennis Lusava. https://t.co/GMCX3mVJVM
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) October 25, 2020
According to the DCI, Lusava was arrested on October 7, 2020, for assaulting the officer in charge of Mbururu patrol base but was later released on a free bond pending the filing of a P3 form.
A day later, the suspect’s mother reported that her son never went home after being released from custody.
The DCI said the woman was referred to the OCS Matunda Police Station for further assistance.
Reacting to reports that Lusava had gone missing, over 200 locals stormed and torched Mbururu Police post.
The incident led to the arrest of 18 people who are said to have been part of the mob that attacked and injured the OCS when he attempted to address them.
The suspect’s body was found floating on River Nzoia days later and taken to Webuye Hospital Mortuary.
Eighteen suspects were yesterday arrested within Likuyani in Kakamega County after a rowdy mob assaulted the OCS Matunda Police Station before torching Mbururu Police Patrol Base in retaliation of the arrest of a 21-yr-old suspect. pic.twitter.com/fDifLkhWzr
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) October 9, 2020