Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Monday May 11, arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the murder of a 62-year-old Mohammed Hassan, a veteran journalist who worked at Pamoja FM in Kibra, Nairobi.
The juvenile was positively identified after analysis of IC3 CCTV footage. In a group of four others, the suspect accosted the deceased who was heading to his place after duty at the said radio station, violently robbed him in which process they stabbed him on the left side of the chest killing him instantly.
His body was discovered lying on the road at Makina near Kibera Law Courts in the wee hours of May 4, 2020 not long before enraged members of the public subjected one suspect to mob injustice.
According to a statement posted by DCI after making the arrest, the detectives are still pursuing the other three suspects and a woman believed to have been harbouring them, as the juvenile awaits arraignment.
Mohammed Hassan met his death on his way from work after hosting a special Ramadhan show. On the day he lost his life, Kibra residents accused the police of laxity particularly during the dusk to dawn curfew.
The murder of the journalist came a day after journalists commemorated World Press Freedom Day.