Uhuru issues tough message after Jackson Mandago's brother was killed

A matter of grave concern

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a panel discussion at the 1st Session of the UN Habitat Assembly on May 29, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday issued a tough directive to law enforcement officers following the mysterious killing of Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago's brother.

In a brief sent to newsrooms, President Kenyatta called specifically mandated the police service to stop the rising gruesome murders.

He said the rising cases of mysterious killings involving innocent Kenyans across the country were alarming and required urgent and decisive action from all law enforcement formations led by the National Police Service. 

"We have to get to the bottom of these murders. We can't have a situation where we are confronted with cases of killings every single day. This is unacceptable.

"Our law enforcement agencies should move with speed to bring these senseless killings to an end. Let us deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure the safety of Kenyans across the country," the President stated.

Matungu killings and other unsolved murders

The president also mentioned the Matungu killings in Kakamega County that are believed to be the work of cultic gangs in the region.

"We cannot allow rogue elements in our midst to continue visiting violence on innocent Kenyans. The recent wave of killings in Matungu and other parts of the country are regrettable," President Kenyatta noted.

Governor Mandago's brother was found in an incomplete building on Monday with police speculating that he may have been murdered elsewhere and dumped at the house.

An upsurge of homicides in the country over the past months has seen a number of cases in court with suspects being held in remand as police collect evidence.

In the past few days, a 10-year-old girl was abducted from her bed as she slept and her body was later found at a river bank in Kisii County.

In Murang'a, a 50-year-old man killed his wife and committed suicide over what he outlined in his suicide note as mistreatment from his "Jezebel" wife.

A string of other brutal deaths involving lovers have been reported since the killing of 24-year-old university student Ivy Wangeci.

Two female prison warders also died in mysterious circumstances and a KDF officer executed three members of his family before turning the gun on himself.

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