A man linked to the brutal murder of the founder of Leadership Institute of Kenya (LIKA) Dr. Gershon Kimeu Mwiti in Nairobi was Wednesday arrested.
Detectives trailed Bernard Komu to a hideout in Mathare slums in the city where he was picked up.
He had earlier on taken the detectives to a wild search of his home in Kitui where he had vanished at the weekend after the body of Mwiti was discovered.
Nairobi regional police boss Adamson Bungei confirmed the arrest.
He added they are yet to get the real motive behind the murder of the 81-year-old man.
The body of Dr. Mwiti was discovered in his garden moments after the gardener had said they had disagreed over his pay on Saturday, January 14 afternoon.
Police said the lifeless body was discovered in a pool of blood in his garden in Thigiri Ridge area, Nairobi with a deep cut on the back of his head.
It is suspected the assailant used a sharp object to hack the deceased before vanishing.
The deceased was with the gardener in their garden while his wife identified as Dr. Gladys Mwiti was busy in their kitchen preparing lunch.
Dr. Mwiti was a consultant at the institute he founded.
According to the wife, she tried to call the slain husband to inform him lunch was ready but there was no response on his mobile phone.
Moments later, the gardener called the woman and informed her to talk to the husband since they were not agreeing on something that he did not disclose.
Not knowing how serious the matter was to the gardener, the woman told him to solve their issues.
About 20 minutes later and after making more calls with no response, the woman told police she decided to walk to the garden to establish what the problem was.
She found the lifeless body of her husband on the ground with blood oozing from the back of his head.
She told police the gardener was nowhere to be seen and his mobile phones had been switched off.
Dr. Mwiti was vocal on corruption and leadership issues. He always gave lectures on the issues. He also got involved in wrangles in the Methodist Church and always tried to solve them.
He had a Ph.D. in Leadership Development from the Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, Pasadena, California.
He served as a Senior Civil Servant, followed by a ten-year service to African Enterprise (AE) as the National Team Leader and Chairman of the Continental committee that planned leadership intervention in cities of Africa.
Most recently, Dr. Mwiti chaired the Committee on the National Value System of Kenya that produced the Policy Paper on the National Value System of Kenya.
Currently, he was consulting with the Transition Authority on transformative leadership in the newly created Counties of Kenya.
He was the chairman of the Ambassador Francis K Muthaura Foundation.