A special team of detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has been tasked to probe the alleged abduction and murder of four men in Kitengela.
Brian Oduor (36), Jack Ochieng Onyango (37), Elijah Obuong (35), and Benjamin Imbai (30) went missing on April 19th under unclear circumstances.
The four long-time friends were last seen at around 3.00 pm at Club Enkare in Kitengela, where they took roasted meat and some drinks.
Their car, a Toyota Mark X registration KCQ 715C, was found abandoned in a parking lot about 500 meters from the club and was towed to Kitengela police station.
On Friday, Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai directed DCI head George Kinoti to form a special team to investigate the matter.
Mutyambai, who spoke at Kiganjo Police Training College, said the team is expected to present a conclusive report of the probe within 30 days.
“This morning, I directed the DCI homicide team to investigate this matter in order to get to the bottom of it…The team has already begun its work,” he said.
The move comes after three bodies believed to be those of the missing men were discovered in Murang’a and Kiambu counties.
The body of Obuong was found in River Mukungai and was taken to Murang’a county morgue, where it was positively identified by the family on Thursday.
The second body believed to be that of Imbai was discovered in Kieni forest, Gatundu North, and was taken to Kago Road General Funeral Home, where it was also positively identified.
The third body believed to Onyango’s was found in River Mathioya in Murang’a by sand harvesters, and was taken to the county mortuary.
Onyago’s family has since disowned the body, which lacked upper limbs, saying it is not his.