DCI arrest 14-year-old in connection to brutal murder of Pamoja FM journalist

By Fay Ngina | Tuesday, May 12th 2020 at 09:18
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A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in connection to the gruesome murder of Pamoja FM journalist Mohammed Hassan Marjan.

Marjan was fatally stabbed by a gang of six on May 4, in Kibra, Makina area, while heading home from work.

According to DCI, the 14-year-old was arrested after he was positively identified in the analysis of CCTV footages.

Detectives say Marjan was violently robbed before the suspects stabbed him on the chest, killing him instantly. 

“In a group of four others, the suspect accosted the deceased who was heading to his place after duty at the said radio station, violently robbed him in which process they stabbed him on the left side of the chest killing him instantly,” said the DCI.

The 4 am incident enraged members of the public who lynched one of the suspects as they hunted down the rest.

“Once the body was taken away to the mortuary, a group of young men gathered and went out looking for a suspected killer. They then took him to the scene of the crime and murdered him there and then,” said the Kibra sub-county deputy commissioner Gideon Ombogi.

Last week, a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to the murder after detectives from Kilimani retrieved CCTV footage.

The suspect, Juma Hussein Mohammed, was arraigned before a Milimani court where police were allowed to hold him for nine more days as they continue with investigations.

Detectives are still pursuing the other suspects and a woman who is believed to have aided them, as the 14-year-old juvenile awaits arraignment.

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