Mombasa police boss Augustine Nthumbi has ordered the immediate arrest of suspected killer after rights defenders filed a complaint over the sluggish manner the case was being handled.
Muslims for human right-MUHURI revealed despite the murder case filed at the Dog section police station in Mombasa six days ago, the suspect is scot free.
The mother of the deceased Rosemary Njeri from Nakuru wants justice for her late daughter Beatrice Wambui who was allegedly killed by her husband at Mishomoroni in Kisauni barely a week ago.
Wambui, 28 and a mother of two was allegedly stabbed deeply by her husband leading to her death, however no arrests have been made so far.
According to Njeri, despite her efforts to seek justice from police, she has been turned away several times with police defending the husband.
“She has been sending me threatening messages that can as well be retrieved as evidence, how can he be innocent?” posed a pained Njeri.
[MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma (R) with Rosemary Njeri (C) at Coast Regional police headquarters, Mombasa. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
The man allegedly texted the complainant (Rosemary Njeri) days before her daughter was murdered, after an argument ensued.
MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma expressed shock over the manner in which the matter has been handled by security agencies.
He said police should take the lead role in defending human rights and deter from mishandling such a grave incident.
“We want nothing less than the arrest of the husband who is the prime suspect in this murder case,” noted Auma.
He said domestic violence incidences are on the rise in Mombasa as the organisation recorded three murder cases since the beginning of the year.
In some incidences the husband kills the wife and all his children.
“MUHURI is following up on this matter to a satisfactory conclusion,” revealed Mr. Auma.