Thika teacher arraigned in court over sister’s murder.


A teacher at a secondary school in Thika has been charged in a Nyahururu court with murdering his blood sister.

Peterson Igathe, a teacher at Karibaribi Girls’ Secondary School in Thika, is accused of killing his sister Anastasia Igathe.

Igathe was jointly charged with five other siblings not in court with the murder on December 24, 2016, at Passenga in Ol Kalou.

The prosecution said that Anastasia’s body was found dumped in Dundori Forest in Nakuru. Nyandarua Central OCPD Wilson Kosgei said investigations have revealed that Anastasia was killed by family members because of a land row.  She was the administrator of her late father’s extensive land holdings and wanted the land to be subdivided but her siblings opposed the decision.

The five other siblings were earlier arrested and charged in court with their case still pending.
Igathe went into hiding after the murder. He was arrested on Wednesday in Thika, Kiambu County. 

Police say Igathe used his vehicle, a Probox, to transport the body and dump it after the murder. The vehicle is at the Ol Kalou police station.

Also in custody is a woman who was arrested in Embakasi, Nairobi, in January last year. Kosgei said police have completed their investigations and arrested all suspects.

Nyahururu High Court Judge Roseline Wendoh directed that the suspect undergo a psychiatric assessment before he enters a plea.

Police were allowed to hold him at the Ol Kalou police station for 14 days pending the mental examination.


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