A couple that was visiting the country from Minnesota, USA has been brutally murdered in their mansion at Nyamakoroto village, Gesima Ward, Nyamira country.
Police say the body of Edward Morema Nyagechi, 63, a resident in the United States, was found lying dead near his garage with deep cuts on his head while his hands and legs were tied with binding wire.
His wife Grace Morema, 60, was later found in the bedroom with deep cuts around her neck. She had been tied up in a similar manner to her husband.
The mouths of the two were stuffed with clothes to prevent them from fighting back or screami for help as well.
Masaba North Deputy Police Commander Robert Ndambiri said they suspect they were tortured before being murdered.
He said they had not established the motive of the Tuesday murder.
“It seems the killers first captured them, tied their hands, and gagged their mouths so that they could not scream for help. We think they died as a result of excessive bleeding,” he said on the phone.
Ndambiri said police are holding two employees, a maid, and a farm worker for grilling over the murder.
He said the two will provide information on what they know happened.