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Suspect Linked to the Mysterious Shooting Of NHIF Staff Arrested

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

DCI detectives have arrested the main suspect linked to the mysterious murder of NHIF employee Lilian Waithera.

The suspect, who is said to be a licensed fire holder, was tracked down to his home in Kenol, Murang’a where he had been for the past week.

The 38-year old suspect, was nabbed on Monday around 2.p.m and was taken to DCI headquarters on Kiambu road, where the detectives are still investigating the case.

The suspect, denied firing the bullet that hit the NHIF staff on February 1 as she was headed home.

He told the detectives that on that day, he was on CBD and he was carrying a rifle but he did not fire it.

Photo// Kaunda Street Where Lilian was shot dead. Photo Courtesy

“He says he never went up to any of the floors at the building and he allegedly went and placed the weapon in his car before leaving,” said a senior officer.

Lilian Waithera was killed in broad daylight on busy Kaunda Street in Nairobi CBD last Monday.

The suspects firearm was confiscated and will be undergoing ballistic examination.

According to the detectives, Lilian was shot from an elevated angle with the bullet penetrating her body through the collarbone before stopping in the lungs.

The detectives are trying to uncover the motive behind her assassination.

Waithera’s family members said she did not appear to be worried nor did she speak of any threats to her life on that day or any other day.

NHIF where Waithera had worked for 15 years, warned Kenyans against speculating about the death of their staff member.

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