Mother and her two children arrested over murder

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Police in Meru are holding a 40-year-old woman and her children on suspicion that she killed and buried her husband in a pit latrine with the help of her daughter and son.

The decomposing body of Julius Kalawa Mikiigu, 54, was retrieved from a latrine a month after he went missing in Manthi village, Meru County.

Police arrested Margaret Karimi,Andrew Mutuma, 19, and daughter Esther Kawira, 15.

Tigania West deputy police commander Joel Chepkwony said the man’s family had reported that the victim was missing on August 27.

The police boss said the suspects will be arraigned on Wednesday.