Businessman Murdered at Hardware Store in Ngoliba, Thika East
Detectives are currently investigating the shocking murder of a businessman at his premises in Ngoliba, Thika East, Kiambu county. The victim, identified as Erastus Muturi Wanyoike, aged 62, ran a hardware store along the Thika-Garissa highway. Tragically, he was brutally stabbed and killed during a daytime attack on January 18.
According to witnesses, they saw Mr. Wanyoike being dragged to a waiting car as he valiantly resisted the assailant. In a horrifying turn of events, the attacker stabbed him multiple times in the chest and head before escaping the scene. Minutes later, the lifeless body of Mr. Wanyoike was discovered on the veranda of his hardware store.
Upon examination, it was evident that he had sustained multiple stab wounds on his hands, stomach, and head. The motive behind this heinous act remains unknown, and the police have yet to make any arrests. However, an ongoing manhunt is currently underway to bring the assailant to justice.
The body of Mr. Wanyoike has been transferred to General Kago’s mortuary, where a postmortem examination will be conducted to shed light on the exact cause of death. This tragic incident has sent shockwaves through the local community, leaving them in a state of disbelief and mourning.
In another unfortunate incident, the police are investigating the death of a mechanic at a garage in Mlolongo town, Machakos county. Joseph Kathiaka, aged 33, was diligently working on a trailer when the cabin unexpectedly slipped off, crushing his head against the chassis on Sunday morning.
After being rescued, Mr. Kathiaka was immediately rushed to Shalom Hospital for urgent medical attention. Tragically, despite efforts to save his life, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. His body has been transferred to the hospital mortuary, where a postmortem examination will be conducted.
These incidents have left the local community in shock and mourning. The police are working tirelessly to uncover the circumstances leading to these tragic deaths. As investigations continue, the victims’ families and loved ones are left grappling with the pain and loss caused by these senseless acts of violence.