Cops arrest Nicholas Luka accused of butchering his friend, cremating body

Cops arrest Nicholas Luka accused of butchering his friend, cremating body

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has arrested a murder suspect Nicholas Luka who killed his friend Simon Mwangangi on January 13.

A police report seen by Citizen Digital said the suspect had been hosted by the deceased at his home in Kitui.

Homicide detectives deployed to handle the case have established that the suspect and his host had gotten into an argument over a Ksh. 4,000 debt.

The argument, the report says, degenerated into a vicious fight which saw the suspect slit his friends throat with a sharp panga.

According to the report, the suspect watched his friend bleed to death before he dragged his body outside the compound.

He is then said to have heaped plastic bags on the body before setting it ablaze.

On Friday, a search conducted by Mr. Mwangangi’s brother tumbled on the crime scene- discovering a burnt human skull, some bones and ash.

They were collected for DNA sampling and analysis.

Detectives are holding the suspect pending a conclusion of probe into the matter.