Leaders want NYS boss prosecuted over killings

Leaders in Suba South Constituency want a senior National Youth Service (NYS) officer arrested following the death of two men at an NYS camp.

Casual labourers Hesborn Nyamweya, 34, and Geoffrey Onjoki, 30, were allegedly killed by an NYS recruit within Lambwe camp on Sunday evening after they were linked to loss of a mobile phone.

The two were allegedly killed on suspicion they stole a phone owned by the officer at Nyadenda trading centre on Saturday night.

Area MP John Mbadi, Ruma Kaksingri MCA Ellyphalet Osuri and his Gwassi South counterpart Nicholas Ayieta now want those linked to the deaths punished.

Mr Ayieta urged police to go for the officer on grounds that his mobile phone was the genesis of the trouble.

Mr Osuri said it was wrong for the officer to say the two men were killed by civilians.

“NYS is a protected area where civilians cannot access easily to dump bodies of people lynched elsewhere,” said Osuri.

Mr Mbadi promised to write to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to recommend prosecution of those suspected to have committed the act. “It is unfortunate that these boys came to work in Suba but they have been murdered in a beastly manner,” Mbadi said.

County police Commander Esther Seroney said investigation was ongoing.

“We have not had a suspects in custody, but we are getting crucial leads that will enable us have them soon,” said Ms Seroney. 

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