A sombre mood engulfed Ndeiya village in Limuru on Friday, May 28 morning after the body of a boda boda rider who went missing few days ago was found buried in a shallow grave.
The body of Albert Njenga, 23, was found buried behind a butchery belonging to a rich and controversial businessman in the area. His arms were reportedly bearing dog bite marks.
Villagers irked by boda boda rider’s murder
Angry villagers and fellow boda boda operators, who accuse the businessman of killing Njenga for money rituals, took matters into their hands.
The irate villagers raided the suspect’s property including the said butchery near the stage the deceased was operating from, a Mercedes Benz car, at least three lorries, burning them to ashes.
Police officers had a hard time controlling the villagers who were in a destruction spree against the suspect.
Kiambu County Police Commander Ali Nuno, confirming the incident, has warned residents against taking the law into their own hands.
The police boss says that investigations to ascertain Njenga’s killers have already commenced.
The residents, however, accuse the businessman of being notorious in hiring criminals to execute, what they say is, his evil dealings.
Boda boda operators protest
Police were on Wednesday, May 26 forced to use tear gas to disperse protesting boda boda operators who had blocked the Nairobi-Nakuru highway at Kamandura area.
They lit fires using tyres and woods, decrying the missing of their two colleagues and the increase in motorcycle theft in the area.
One of the missing persons, Wilson Kiburio, was found dead on May 10 at Cheshire area in Tigoni. His motorcycle is still missing.
The second, Albert Njenga, has now being found buried in the shallow grave. His motorcycle is still missing too.