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Father and daughter arrested over murder of businessman

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A father and daughter arrested by the police on Tuesday over the murder of a businessman in Kenya, have been paraded at the district office, Police source says.

Father and daughter arrested over murder of businessman

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations said Charles Macharia and his daughter Jane Wanjiku were found with the victim’s car and electronics at their home in Gatanga, Kenya.

“Detectives acted swiftly on receiving information about the stolen car and laid an ambush. After a short while, it was spotted being driven to a petrol station in Kirwara, Gatanga. The driver, Charles Macharia, was arrested,” the DCI said.

“The vehicle and all items stolen from the deceased were recovered.”

Police said Ms Wanjiku works as a waitress at a hotel in Nanyuki.

Murder cases have been reported in several parts of the country in the last few months.

They have ranged from the killing of spouses, children, parents and friends after minor arguments, to targeted crimes by gangs that have asked for ransom.

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