More Details on Pork Business Of Slain Embu Brothers

The mother of the killed brothers, Benson Njiru Ndwiga,22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga,19, revealed that the two had only opened the business at Kianjokoma shopping centre on the fateful day.

More Details on Pork Business Of Slain Embu Brothers

New details have emerged on the pork business of the Embu brothers who were found dead after they were allegedly arrested for breaking COVID-19 rules such as being out past curfew hours.

The mother of the killed brothers, Benson Njiru Ndwiga,22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga,19, revealed that the two had only opened the business at Kianjokoma shopping centre on the fateful day.

She added that the two had made very good profits on their business on the first day before leaving it in the hands of their friends.

A police station in Embu County. /FILE

The new business was put up to keep them busy before they could go back to school. Benson Njiru was a student at Kabarak University in Nakuru County while his brother Emmanuel Mutura was studying at Don Bosco Technology Training Institute in Karen, Nairobi.

The two who had been missing since Sunday, August 1 were found lying in Embu mortuary after they were rounded up by police officers for breaking the curfew law.

An autopsy conducted on the brothers revealed that the two died of multiple injuries. According to the results, the bodies of the two had multiple injuries and blunt force trauma. 

Pathologist Kamau Wangari concluded that Mutura's head was deformed and bore bruises in the face while Njiru's ribs had been broken. Dr. Wangari also said that Njiru's brain had an injury.

Top leaders including the speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi, have since joined to demand justice for the two brothers. Muturi urged witness protection including those with information that may lead to arrest to present them to assist with investigations.

“Move with speed to ensure that witnesses are protected as per the law,” said Muturi.

Muturi urged the witnesses to record statements with the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA). He also bashed the police for destroying evidence by allowing protestors to burn down their car which carried the two boys.

“The police never fired at the protestors when the vehicle was being set on fire. It seems they brought it there to destroy evidence,” he said.

The protests at the Kianjokoma trading centre also saw one person shot dead during a confrontation between anti-riot police and demonstrators.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua as a result of the murders ordered the transfer of Kithangari OCS Abdullahi Yaya and Embu North OCPD Emily Ngaruiya.

Protests in Embu County following the death of the two brothers. /FILE