Police are yet to establish the circumstances that led to the killing of a primary school headteacher in West Ngosini, Makueni County. Utithini Primary School Headteacher Simon Nzuuna, was hacked to death by unknown assailants at his house on Tuesday at around 1 am.

Makueni OCPD Philip Opiyo said three men armed with crude weapons brutally murdered the head teacher after tying his wife with rope before escaping with Sh20, 000.

Opiyo said that police are still investigating the motive of the killing as the assailants declined to spare the teacher’s life even after he offered them the money.

The brutal murder has attracted the wrath of local leaders who have called for speedy investigations into the matter.

Area Member of County Assembly, Martin Mutuku condemned the killing and asked the police to conduct thorough investigations and bring to justice the perpetrators of the act.

Makueni Father –in-Charge Fr.Paul Munguti also echoed the MCA’s words and called for increased security.

The body of the head teacher was taken to the County Referral Hospital awaiting postmortem.

By Daniel Kituku