DCI summons governor and MCA over arson

The DCI has summoned Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. [Photo, Standard]

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has summoned Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Mahiakalo MCA Joab Mwamto to record statements on allegations of incitement.

In a letter to the two leaders, seen by the Sunday Standard, the DCI believes their utterances led to the burning of a storey building belonging to one Salim Salehe Mohammed between March 14 and 18, 2018 at Kambi Somali estate in Kakamega town.

This was after the body of nine-year-old Shirlene Mwanzia, who had been abducted, was found in a water tank belonging to Mohammed.

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The Standard Three pupil disappeared moments after playing with her peers on March 11, 2018 before her decomposing body was later found.

Evict or kill

According to the DCI, neighbours torched the house of the man whose son was suspected to have been behind the murder after Mr Oparanya and Mr Mwamto addressed them.

The two leaders are alleged to have incited the locals to evict or kill Mohammed.

“I have a reason to believe that you are connected or have information that may assist in the investigation of a criminal case reported by the complainant.

"I hereby call upon you to appear before the Regional DCI Headquarters on January 18 to answer questions in relation to the alleged offence,” reads the letter.

The letter has been certified as received by County Attorney Moses Sande on behalf of the county boss.

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Kakamega Governor Wycliffe OparanyaDCIMahiakalo MCA Joab Mwamto