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A murder suspect believed to have killed a 51-year-old bodaboda operator in a violent robbery that occurred two days ago within Kisumu’s Kasagam area was arrested yesterday. After the March 28 incident, officers at the Gita police post received a report of a male body dumped at a cassava plantation in the Guba area, having deep cuts on the head.
The man whose life had been mercilessly curtailed was identified as Tom Mboya Ayoo, whose motorcycle-KMFJ 763Z-was also missing and suspected to have been stolen by his assailants.
Taking over the case yesterday, detectives from DCI Kondele launched a manhunt for the perpetrators, whom they suspected to have escaped to Koyonzo area. A day-long undercover probing met with success when detectives learned that the missing motorcycle had been fixed with a tracking device.
Acting on those leads, they established further that the gadget had been disabled within Namalasire village in Mumias East.Led by the deputy In-Charge DCI Kondele, the investigating team initiated a door to door search for the bike, bumping into it at a house under construction.A teen found within the compound gave details of the suspect who had brought in the motorcycle, hiding it in a room where a bloodstained iron bar and a sharp knife were also found.
A joint operation with the area administration saw the suspect; Fredrick Kivaji Musavakhwa alias Asman arrested when the matatu he was using to escape was circulated and intercepted within Mumias township. As the body undergoes autopsy at a Kisumu morgue, the suspect is being processed for arraignment with further investigations ongoing.