Effectiveness of Murder Profilation Procedures by National Police Service of Kenya: a Case of Kihiu Mwiri Farmers.
Leparmarai, Martinella A
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Kenya has experienced series of unsolved murders. There has been a series of murders over various land buying companies like Kihiu Mwiri Farmers Company. The concerns have been growing with time since Kihiu Mwiri murders started in 2001 with the killing of the Ben Gumbi and have continued to eight directors. Law enforcement have undertaken investigations to gather evidence on the basis of available murder procedures. However, there has been difficulties in successful prosecution of perpetrators though the Kihiu Mwiri murders continue. It seems difficult for the police to successfully profile those behind the Kihiu Mwiri murders, just as in the case of other previous mysterious murder cases. This research sought to examine the effectiveness of murder investigations procedures at the profilation of murder perpetrators in Kihiu Mwiri murders; identify challenges facing implementation of murder procedures during criminal profilation; and to recommend measures necessary for successful investigation of murder cases and profiling of murder perpetrators. The study adopted a case study research approach. It used qualitative and quantitative research methods. Snowball sampling technique was used to select sample size of 20 Kihiu Mwiri shareholders and purposive sampling for 31 murder investigators. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse quantitative data. This study focused on Kihiu Mwiri murders alone and left out other murders which are also un-resolved. Results showed that the factors studied were very significant to profilation of suspects and successful investigations of murder. Keywords:- Kihiu Mwiri, murder profiling, investigations
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