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Meru family calls for probe after mysterious death of kin

Thursday January 9 2020

Meru murder

Relatives of the victim whose body was found inside a tank on January 9, 2020. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A family in Mpuri village, Meru County is seeking answers after the decomposing body of their 27-year-old kin was found inside a water tank on Thursday.

The body of Stephen Kinyua Mungania was found inside the compound of his employer nearly three weeks after he went missing.

Kinyua worked as a shopkeeper for a prominent Meru businessman for the last three years.

His brother, Julius Kirinya, said he was to meet him on December 27 to discuss a family issue but his brother never turned up.

Joel Mbaabu, the family's spokesman, said their search for truth has been hampered because the businessman is yet to explain to them what happened.

Mr Mbaabu said pathologists ruled out suicide by drowning in Kinyua's death because there was no water in his lungs.


Police said no arrests have been yet over the incident.

Kinyua's family is now seeking justice for their kin.

Kinyua's sister claimed there is possibility her bother was tortured before he died.