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Suspects in Vihiga family murder charged with violent robbery

Tuesday March 10 2020
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The six suspects in a Vihiga court on March 10, 2020. DERRICK LUVEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By DERICK LUVEGA

Six suspects linked to the murder of a family of four in Vihiga County denied the charge on Tuesday.

Senior Resident Magistrate Roselyn Ndombi ordered the suspects to be detained at Vihiga Police Station.

The six -- Benjamin Mayodi, 26, Peter Keya, 25, Stanley Musungu, 35, Kennedy Ogonda, 43, Julius Opati, 22, and Ian Asena, 24 -- were accused of violently robbing the family of property worth Sh54,000 and unknown amount of money before killing the four on the night of February 20 and 21.

Their victims were businessman Kennedy Ambani (40), his wife Elizabeth Achieng' (35), their son Gifton Ambani (10), and daughter Ann Ambani (8).

They were hacked to death during the attack.

The court also heard that the suspects transferred a sum of Sh21,000 from the businessman’s M-Pesa account.

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The suspects were also accused of gang-raping women in Vihiga County.

The case will come up for mention Wednesday.

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