MOMBASA, Kenyan police have arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of two foreign tourists, now identified as Swiss nationals, says the Officer in Charge of the Kisauni police district in Mombasa County (OCPD), Cristoper Rotich.
Detectives had launched a manhunt to establish the motive for the killings, he said, adding that the two tourists suffered severe injuries to the neck and the head. Their bodies were found dumped by the roadside in the Nguu Tatu area of Kiembeni in Mombasa County.
Rotich said Monday that two other suspects, a caretaker and a night watchman, are on the run. The two tourists, an elderly couple — Werner Borner Paul and Marrianne Borner — were murdered in their home in Nyali Estate where they had lived for more than two decades.
He said the two landed at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport on Saturday night and were accosted as they entered their compound by people suspected to be workers and a hired hit squad.
A team of forensic detectives visited the home and dusted the vehicle that had blood stains. It is believed the two had cash on their return from Switzerland.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK