March 17, 2018

Police on the spot over the murder of Swiss national in Kilifi

The family of slain Swiss national, Schneider Hans Rudolf has accused police in Kikambala, Kilifi County of laxity in investigating his murder.

The 71-year old was killed on a Sunday, a week ago at his in Majengo, Kanamai by a gang armed with crude weapons.

“The victim was killed at his home following a raid by a heavily armed gang. The attackers hacked him to death using a machete and escaped with cash and mobile phones, “said Kilifi County Police boss Joseph Muriuki according to Capital FM.

Rudolf’s wife, Ursula Schneider and family friend Dolores Keller said investigators are yet to question key suspects according to the Star.

The two accused the police of working with the suspect in covering up the murder.

On Monday, Muriuki said they have arrested a suspect who was found in possession of Rudolf’s phone.

The suspect, Salma Rashid, according to police reports contacted Rudolf’s family in Switzerland. The family of the deceased later informed Kenyan authorities and they tracked the phone to a private villa in Mtwapa.

This is the fourth murder of a Swiss national in Kenya’s coast. Last year, at least three Swiss nationals were killed in Kilifi County.

Rudolf was a relative to a Swiss couple- Werner and Marrianne Borner who were found murdered and dumped in Kiembeni last August.

The Borner’s had lived in Kenya for over 20 years. They were abducted a short while after leaving Moi International Airport en route to their home and were later found dead.

Several people including workers at their home were arrested in connection with their murder.

Another Swiss national, Moser Max was murdered and his body found dumped in Mtwapa Creek.

Police in their investigations have linked the murders of elderly foreigners to an organized criminal gang with the intent of inheriting their wealth.



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