Traffic flow on the Nakuru-Nairobi Highway was disrupted on Friday, June 4 after more than 500 boda boda riders blocked the road.
The boda boda operators were escorting the body of their colleague for burial from Uplands Funeral Home in Nyambari, Kiambu County.
The disruption of vehicular movement started around 10 am and lasted for nearly two-and-a-half hours.
The motorbikes moved in a cluster to collect the body of Albert Njenga, 23, causing the disruption in traffic. Police were forced to stop vehicles at Kwambira interchange to avoid a clash between motorists and the boda boda riders.
Njenga was buried at a public cemetery in Ndeiya.
Njenga went missing for a week since May 22, only for his body to be found buried in a shallow grave behind a butchery at Nderu shopping centre. This was after dogs were seen feasting on parts of human remains.
Villagers irked by boda boda rider’s murder
Angry villagers and fellow boda boda operators, who accused a local 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 for hiring criminals to execute, what they say is, his evil dealings.