By Standard Team
There was tight security at the burial of slain assistant chief Salim Changu in Kombani, Kwale County on Tuesday as police reported they might charge detained separatist leader Omar Mwamnwadzi with murder.
Mwamnwadzi, who was captured near his homestead on Monday, is at Shimo la Tewa Prison.
Reports showed on Tuesday that he was treated for wounds sustained in his violent arrest in which police claim shots were fired from his house.
On Monday, he was charged for possessing an AK-47 rifle and ammunition. On Tuesday, Coast PCIO Ambrose Munyasia disclosed the gun has been taken for ballistic analysis to determine its history and trail.
Munyasia said Mwamnwadzi might face murder charge if the AK-47 rifle is the one stolen from a police officer before being killed last week.
“Yes we have circulated the serial number of the gun that was recovered when the group engaged the police in a fierce exchange of fire at his home on Monday morning,” said Munyasia.
The PCIO said police might also charge Mwamnwadzi with robbery with violence in relation to the killing of the officer who was on patrol.
Coast PC Samuel Kilele asked the local community to disclose the chief’s killers.
“The killers are within you and I am ordering all the chiefs to beef up security by appointing ten community policing officers in every ten houses. You are the ones saying that coastal people don’t have work yet you are killing those that are working,” he said.
Mr Kilele said the Government would provide security to protect candidates taking national examinations.
He described the deceased as someone who served the public with dedication.