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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has ordered the main suspect in the murder of Meru blogger Daniel Muthiani Bernard alias Sniper to remain in police custody until 8 January 2024 when the case will be heard.

Mr. Vincent Muriithi Kirimi alias Supuu O Mioro at a past function. Photo: Twitter

The ODPP further directed the Inspector General of Police to forward the Murder Inquiry File within seven days in a communication dated Wednesday 3 January 2023.

The blogger went missing on 3 December 2023 following a phone conversation with an agent of a leading Meru politician. Two weeks later his body with the face badly mutilated was discovered.

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According to the postmortem report, Muthiani died of asphyxia secondary to manual strangulation. It is believed that he was subjected to torture and a chemical with acidic properties used to mutilate part of his lower face.

Mr Vincent Muriithi Kirimi alias Supuu O Mioro was arrested and charged with murder under Miscellaneous Application E166 of 2023 at Maua Law Courts. He was subsequently released on cash bail.

The ODPP has however ascertained that Vincent Muriithi Kirimi was rearrested on Tuesday 2 January, 2024 and will remain in police custody until the matter is brought before court.

 

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