Protesting mourners dump coffins at crime scene

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Angry mourners dumped three coffins stashed with sandbags where the bodies of a woman and two children were found in Karatina town, Nyeri County two weeks ago.

The three bodies were found in a room behind a shop, each with a rope around their necks, suggesting they may have been strangled.

The mourners accused the police of taking too much time in arresting those linked to the suspected murders of Mercy Gathoni, 35, her 10-year-old daughter, Claire Wanjira, and niece Faith Wanjiru.

Area Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Nicholas Mutinda, led police officers to the scene and opened the coffins only to find sandbags inside.

Mathira East Sub-county Commander James Baraza said two suspects are already in police custody awaiting conclusion of investigations.