Police hot on the trail of Mumias Sugar lawyer Ronald Lubya killers

Police are closing in on suspects linked to the murder of former Mumias Sugar Company legal affairs manager Ronald Lubya.

Western region police chief Moses Ombati said key suspects in the Mumias murder two weeks ago could be arrested in the next few days.

Mr Ombati’s sentiments come just four days after leaders from the region, led by Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, gave the government an ultimatum to apprehend the killers.

Speaking during the burial of the slain lawyer in Chavakali, the leaders called for an inquest into the killing.

COMPROMISE INVESTIGATIONS

Mr Ombati said they had narrowed down the list of suspects but declined to give further details, saying that could compromise investigations.

“Our officers have been working tirelessly and have almost completed investigations.

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They have received very useful information from the public that could lead to the arrest of the suspects,” said Mr Ombati on Wednesday in Kakamega.

The police chief assured relatives of Mr Lubya and the public that investigators would not rest until the murder is resolved.

BLUNT OBJECT

A post-mortem report conducted at Avenue Hospital in Kisumu revealed that Mr Lubya was not killed by a bullet but by a blunt object.

Mr Ombati said police chiefs and their counterparts from the Criminal Investigations Department met in Kakamega on Tuesday to formulate a strategy to deal with an upsurge of robberies and violence.

“We met to review our approach in tackling reported cases of crime,” said Mr Ombati.

ISSUED ULTIMATUM

Mr Mudavadi issued the ultimatum while accompanied by leaders from Western Kenya, among them Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, county Senator George Khaniri, Kakamega Deputy Governor Philip Kutima and MPs Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Yusuf Chanzu (Vihiga), Ayub Savula (Lugari) and Wilbur Otichillo (Emuhaya).

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