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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST AUG,2020-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have arrested two suspects; Francis Apeli aged 25 and Samuel Mwangi alias Opicha in connection with violent crimes in Vihiga.
The two are said to be part of a 4-man gang that has terrified Vihiga residents for a while now.
They are also suspected to be behind the gruesome murders of two men; a 54-year-old Allan Amadi and Gideon Habwe who were killed in June.
According to the detectives, the gang armed with crude weapons attacked Allan Amadi on June 10 at the Bei Bora Agrovet within Kima market
Amadi who was working as a security guard was struck on the head. He died on the spot.
In another incident, the gang members are said to have attacked a second victim, Gideon Habwe from whom they stole a mobile phone on June 16.
In the process they inflicted serious injuries on him, which he succumbed to while undergoing treatment.
Luanda-based police detectives narrowed on the duo and flushed them out of their Majengo hideout within Vihiga County on Friday.
Two other suspects believed to be part of the gang were also arrested in a separate incident.
Detectives relying on forensic leads working jointly with Emuhaya detectives arrested 33-yr-old John Ngota Etole and 30-yr-old Gilbert Ngota Asitiva at Asikote village in Emuhaya earlier in the week.
Several mobile phones and sim-cards, hammers, pangas, pliers, chisels, a hacksaw, an axe were recovered from their hideout.
The suspects are awaiting their appearance in court for plea-taking.