Suspect in attempted murder of former Garissa CEC laid to rest as police urged to unearth the truth

There was tight security as a prime suspect in the attempted murder of former Garissa CEC for finance Idriss Mukhtar was buried at his grandmother’s home in Ngamini village Waseges ward in Subukia Nakuru County.

David Mwai 27, was buried in a ceremony that took less than two hours and attended by not more than 200 people. His friends kept off the burial save for a few who accompanied family members.

The alleged assassin is said to have been hired to kill the former Garissa finance boss and he reportedly confessed to police that the initial plan was to kidnap and poison him and after he too long he was ordered to shoot to kill.

Mwai who is little known among residents of Ngamini village died inside Parklands police cells on 30th August leaving behind one wife and two children aged three and one years.

Waseges MCA Daniel Kiriethe said that mystery surrounds the death of Mwai and it was the high time police stepped up investigation in order to unearth the truth.

He expressed concern that since Mwai was arrested alongside his wife; the wife is yet to be found.

“If police are treating Mwai as the prime suspect then they should produce the wife because to the best of the family knowledge, he is in the hands of police”said the MCA.

Mwai’s Uncle James Wambugu said that they do not have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mwai’s wife adding that her children are small to comprehend anything at the moment.

He said that they will allow police to carry out their investigation work but at the same time said that it was important for them to produce the wife to Mwai.

PHOTO/E daily: Police vehicle at a past crime scene.