17 years old boy k!lled after winning Ghc18,000 from sports betting (see details)

A Kind Two scholar was brutally murdered by unidentified assailants in Kitui, Kenya, days after winning a Sh200,000 (Ghc18,000) lottery from the sports betting firm Betika. Authorities are at present investigating the case.
The physique of the 17-year-old boy was found in a thicket after being slain and dumped a brief distance from his rural house within the Maliku part of the Katulani district. He had been lacking for a number of days.

The reviews claims that Syengo Nyamai, a scholar at Mavindini Day Combined Secondary College, gained the money two weeks in the past when betting on the 2023 Carabao Cup last between Manchester United and Newcastle United. On February 26, the sport happened at Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom.

Mr. Munyithya Nyamai, his older brother, claimed that Syengo registered a Safaricom SIM card utilizing a neighbor’s nationwide identification card after which used it to register for the lottery with out informing his household that he had gained Sh200,000.

“We reported to the realm chief that the boy was lacking as a result of it wasn’t his nature to vanish with out informing the dad and mom,” his brother stated.

Syengo had earlier urged his mom to rearrange for his switch to a boarding college, promising to contribute to the price of the elevated tuition with out offering every other info.

In line with Mr. Nyamai, his brother revealed how he gained the jackpot to 2 of his shut associates. Additionally, he knowledgeable them that he can be leaving the next week to see some acquaintances in Likoni, Mombasa County.

On the morning of February 27, Syengo was final noticed leaving for college as regular, however he by no means made it there.

He had beforehand watched the Carabao Cup Ultimate and stayed up late with the 2 younger companions, who’ve since been held by authorities trying into the crime, on the neighborhood buying middle.

When Syengo didn’t arrive house within the night on the second day, his household was involved. Upon inquiry, they realized that he had not gone to high school.

“We reported to the realm chief that the boy was lacking as a result of it wasn’t his nature to vanish with out informing the dad and mom,” his brother stated.

Because the investigation into his whereabouts continued, one in all his two associates—who’s at present in police custody—got here ahead and knowledgeable his household that Syengo had knowledgeable them of his intentions to go to Mombasa and that he was to get in contact with them as soon as there with a purpose to substitute his cell line.

‘’The guy informed us our brother gave him his Sim card registration particulars, together with the ID quantity used, cell quantity, M-Pesa Pin and the cell handset lock Pin to assist in changing the road that had gained the Betika bonus,” stated Mr Nyamai.

Six days after he was final seen, on Saturday, March 4, his physique with the eyeballs gouged out was present in a thicket.

Motorbike tire traces had been current on the space the place his physique was found, indicating that he might have been slain someplace and transported there on the bike.

His eyes had been gouged out, his proper hand was shattered, and he had accidents to his cranium, based on a autopsy carried out on the Kitui County Referral Hospital.

Collins Karanja, the director of Katulani DCI, acknowledged that police had acquired custody orders from the courtroom permitting them to arrest the 2 suspects who had been final seen with the scholar and query them.

“There’s little or no we will expose in the meanwhile as a result of the investigations are on the preliminary stage, however to this point, we’re holding two suspects and we’re eager to ascertain the motive of the homicide,” stated the detective.

Police are significantly focused on studying who the scholar final spoke to and whether or not any playing winnings had been taken out of the cell line.

When contacted for a response, Betika’s head of communications, Kate Arudo, acknowledged that they weren’t conscious of the state of affairs and that anybody below the age of 18 is just not allowed to gamble.

“As a betting firm, all we all know is that any cell quantity taking part in our lotteries is duly registered as per the legislation, and we’ve got no approach of verifying if it’s being utilized by third events or underage individuals,” stated Ms Arudo.

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