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Daily Nation : January 28th 2014
20 | County News NAROK Member of cult blamed for killings in custody BY NATION CORRESPONDENT A man said to have con- fessed to being a member of a cult responsible for the deaths of several people in Narok Town is in police custody. The man, in his early 20s admitted that he is a member of a cult that believes in human blood sacrifice to feed “the spirits of their god.” Narok police boss Peterson Maelo said the suspect was arrested at Fanaka Estate in Narok Town where a woman was last week hacked to death and her husband injured. The man is recovering at Kenyatta National Hospital. Mr Maelo said police found the suspect hiding in the compound of Fanaka Secondary School. Belongs to the sect Six people have died since late last year after being at- tacked by panga-wielding members of the sect, who wait for their victims in dark alleys. “We are questioning the man. He confessed that he belongs to the sect but has not killed anyone. But his accomplices have,” said Mr Maelo. DAILY NATION Tuesday January 28, 2014 OFF TO FARMS | County buys tractors JOSEPH KANYI | NATION Some of the 21 tractors flagged off yesterday by Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal in Maralal Town. The tractors were released to various farmers’ groups which are expected to use them to boost food production in the county. KIRINYAGA | Police hunt for culprit Villager stabs his estranged wife to death Man had visited the 19-year-old woman on pretext he wanted to reconcile with her BY GEORGE MUNENE @Rubinga2 firstname.lastname@example.org wife. Ms Eunice Wanjiru, 19, was A stabbed in the neck at Kabaro Village as she picked coffee in a relative’s farm. The assailant, who hails from the neighbouring Mutira Village, stuffed a cap into the mouth of Ms Wanjiru before attacking her. He fled soon after the incident. A kitchen knife was stuck in the body of the young woman, who fled her matrimonial home last year following a domestic quarrel and returned to her parents’ home. Exchanged greetings The man visited Kabaro Village pretending that he wanted to reconcile with Ms Wanjiru. He found her picking cof- fee together with her aunt, Ms Mary Kinyua, and after exchanging greetings, he joined them. When I arrived at the scene, I was shocked to see the youthful mother dead” The Rev Samuel Kanjobe of the Anglican Church Ms Kinyua screamed, at- tracting scores of villagers. Parents and relatives of the victim wept uncontrollably at the scene. The Rev Samuel Kanjobe of the Anglican Church said: “When I arrived at the scene, I was shocked to see the youthful mother dead.” The police are searching for the culprit. village was mourning yesterday after a man killed his estranged Moments later, the aunt went home to prepare lunch. She left the man, who appeared friendly, and his estranged wife working in the plantation. But the man turned against the wife and killed her. The aunt became suspicious and rushed to the farm after Ms Wanjiru failed to turn up for lunch. She found Ms Wanjiru, a mother of one, in a pool of blood.
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