A man suspected to have killed a 51 year old boda boda operator in Kisumu was arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) based in Kondele on Monday.
Fredrick Kivaji Musavakhwa alias Asman was nabbed while escaping in a matatu in Mumias Township,Kakamega county.
DCI reports that Musavakhwa allegedly murdered the rider identified as Tom Mboya Ayoo in Kasagam area in Kisumu two days ago.
Reports say that he stole his motorbike under registration KMFJ 763Z which he later hid in Mumias.
The Kondele based sleuths received intel from Gita police post officers who found the victim’s body dumped in Guba.
“After the March 28 incident, officers at Gita police post received a report of a male body dumped at a cassava plantation in Guba area, having deep cuts on the head,” DCI reported.
Handing over the case to the detectives, the officers also reported that Ayoo’s motorbike was missing at the scene, suspecting to have been stolen by the killers.
Acting swiftly, the detectives launched a tedious door to door manhunt for the suspects believed to have escaped towards Koyonzo area, with leads taking them to Mumias.
“A day long undercover probing met with success when detectives learnt that the missing bike had been fixed with a tracking device, establishing further that the gadget had been disabled within Namalasire village in Mumias East,” DCI said.
The tracker led them to a house under construction, where the motorbike was hidden in a room within the compound.
A teenager was found in the compound, who gave out details of the suspect, and revealed the culprit’s hidden items.
“A teen found within the compound gave details of the suspect who had brought in the motorcycle, hiding it in a room where a bloodstained iron bar & a sharp knife were also found,” DCI said.
Now with clear leads, they surrounded the area, where they intercepted on Musavakhwa in a matatu within Mumias Township.
The suspect was taken into custody, awaiting arraignment.
DCI said that autopsy of the victim at the Kisumu mortuary is ongoing, along with more investigations.