Nyamira Diaspora Couple Murder: There was a stranger in the house on the day the two were killed – relative
New details are emerging in relation to the grosteque murder of a man and his wife in Nyamira County. A family member inow says that there was no break-in of the house, in which a US-based couple was killed and they suspect that a “guest” who was being entertained in the house may have turned into the monster that brought into the house the killers who took out the couple’s lives.
Mr Nyagechi’s step-grandson, Samwel Matundura, says that he does not believe that those who were arrested were connected with the crime.
“The house-help told us that on the fateful night, she served the couple food and there was a man visiting and that he too joined them in the dinner,” said Mr Matundura.
He says that the house help had informed them that to her recollection, she had left Mr Nyagechi speaking with his “guest” after taking their super and that his wife had retired for bed and she too had left to her quarters to sleep.
The gruesome killing of the US-based Kenyan man and his wife in Nyamakoroto village of Kitutu Masaba, Nyamira County, has shocked the community.
The saga has taken a new twist after family members linked the deaths to a possible property ownership dispute.
Family members who spoke to the media said the suspected killers may have been hired and funded by a disgruntled relative over property ownership dispute.
Bodies of Edward Morema Nyagechi, 62, and his wife Mong’ina Morema, 60, were found decapitated and thrown in various rooms at their house in Nyamakoroto village on Tuesday morning.
Police in Nyamira arrested two suspects, the couple’s house help and farmhand, in relation to the grisly murder of the couple whose bodies showed they must have been subjected to excruciating pain in their final moments.
One of Nyagechi;s brothers says that family members were convinced that Mr Nyagechi might have been killed by hit men, probably sponsored from Nairobi, where an alleged disgruntled relative is living.
“It is my considered view that the deceased might have been killed by hit men hired from Nairobi because that’s where he has problems with a family member after he opposed an attempt to dispossess other members after the death one of their loved one,” Mr Bosire said.
“Mr Nyagechi was in the forefront in insisting fairness in the distribution of the property in question,” said Mr Bosire.
“They killed a great man and leader in our family. He was dependable and whenever there was a problem in the locality, he took it up like of his own, paid money and drove people to the hospital in his car,” said Mr Bosire.
Mr Nyagechi’s body was found in a pool of blood in a corner of his garage, while his wife’s was found in a guest bedroom. Both bodies had cuts and their hands and legs tightly by a binding wire.
Mr Matundura said that it had been established that the farm labourer had locked the gates into the compound and left to sleep.
“The farm labourer was normally not allowed into the main house and that initial findings showed he had locked the compound and left to go and sleep,” said Mr Matundura.
“There was an opening created by cutting down the fence adjacent to the gate where the killers are suspected to have gained entry into the compound, committed their heinous act and exited through,” said Matundura.