On Saturday, April 8, 2023, residents took to the streets protesting the murder of one person last week, while another one was shot dead during protests.
On Saturday night, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said that the government would conduct “impartial” investigations and make sure justice was served to the victims.
“Any person(s) at whom evidence will point shall face the course of justice. Condolences to the families and friends of the two deceased persons and to the affected communities. Residents are urged to remain calm and allow impartial investigations following which prosecution shall ensue.”
According to initial reports, a man was attacked by assailants with machetes in Chuka before he died in hospital. Suspects were arrested, but later released by the police.
On Saturday, it is reported that Tharaka Nithi bodaboda chairman Mugambi Kiraku was killed.