Police in Nyamira County have launched investigations into the killing of a US-based Kenyan businessman and his wife.
Edward Morema Nyagechi, 62, and his wife Mong’ina Morema, 60, were found dead inside their house at Nyamakoroto village, Kitutu Masaba on Tuesday morning.
Morema, who lived in the United States with his family, was found lying dead near his garage with deep cuts on his head while his hands and legs were tied with binding wire.
His wife’s body was later found in the bedroom with deep cuts around her neck and tied up in a similar manner to her husband.
Confirming the incident, Masaba North police commander Robert Ndambiri said the couple is believed to have been tortured before being murdered.
"It seems the criminals first captured them, tied their hands then later gagged their mouths so that they could not scream for help. We think they died as a result of excessive bleeding," he said.
Ndambiri said they are holding two suspects for questioning, among them the couple’s house girl and farmhand.
The couple had returned home from the US three months ago, according to reports.
The bodies of the victims were taken to Kisii Referral Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.