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Former house help held over boy’s murder

By | September 16th 2009

By Cyrus Ombati

Police are holding a former house help in connection with the killing of a boy, whose body was dumped in Komarock estate, Nairobi.

Detectives investigating the incident said the woman is being questioned to establish if she had any links to the bizarre murder of the six-year-old Sudanese.

But Kayole OCPD Shadrack Maithya said no evidence had so far emerged to link the woman to the killing of Emanuel Agwar Adar, a Standard one pupil at the New Light Academy.

"Whereas we believe this was the work of an organised gang, the woman is being held as a prime suspect," said Mr Maithya.

Family members told police the woman had stopped working for them after a quarrel and that she had sworn to "do something" to them when she left. Police have also seized her mobile phone as part of the investigation.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga condoled the family and sent a donation of Sh100,000 to help organise the funeral. Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said he would ensure those behind the killing are apprehended.

Mr Iteere said organised gangs like Mungiki would not be tolerated and urged politicians to lead the way in denouncing them.

"Criminal gangs have used robberies, kidnappings and other forms of terror to deprive blameless members of society of their fundamental rights. We will firmly and decisively deal with them," he said.

Emanuel went missing last Thursday. His mutilated body was found dumped outside their house.

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