Body of missing Kitengela man found buried in pit

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Detectives from the Director of Criminal Investigations exhumed the body of a 45-year-old man who went missing two months ago in Noonkopir village in Kitengela.

Habel Omondi, a Kitengela-based mechanic, was reported missing by his relatives on September 12.

On Tuesday, detectives using his mobile data traced his last contact that led them to his neighbour Kennedy Owino who is now in police custody as a murder suspect.

Owino, who has been in custody at Kitengela police station for two days, led the detectives to an incomplete building, where the decomposing body was found buried in a shallow pit.

The suspect claims to have called Omondi to repair his vehicle at home but the same vehicle rammed him in the process killing him on the spot and he later buried him.