Police have questioned the husband to Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza over the murder of blogger Daniel Muthiani Benard alias Sniper.
Police said Murega Baichu was summoned and grilled for hours Sunday at the Meru DCI office as part of the ongoing probe into the murder.
He was accompanied by lawyers when he appeared before a team probing the incident which has sparked protests in the area.
Details on what he was asked were scanty but sources said this is part of the ongoing probe which has so far seen eight suspects being detained.
A team from Nairobi, Meru, and Embu is investigating the murder.
Baichu was in October 2022 appointed the Hustler Ambassador, a move that leftward representatives raising concerns and accusing the governor of abuse of office.
Mwangaza has denied knowledge of the murder of Sniper.
Police have so far established even though Sniper may have visited her official residence in Milimani, Meru, she was not present then.
The prosecution on Friday, January 12 asked a Kiambu High Court for a continued detention of the five suspects in connection with the murder for a further 14 days to allow the police to conclude their investigations.
The prosecution wants Kenneth Mutua Matiri, Fredrick Muruiki Kiugi, Frankline Kimathi, Timothy Kinoti, and Murangiri Kenneth Guantai to be detained as police continue their investigation into the criminal offense of murder contrary to Section 203 as read with Section 204 of the Penal Code following the brutal murder Sniper, aged 33, on December 16, 2023.
The prosecution, through Evelyn Onunga, argued that releasing the suspects at this point would compromise the integrity of the ongoing investigations and interfere with witnesses.
In her application, she urged the court to balance the right to liberty of the suspects against the interest of justice, peace, and security in the circumstances of the case.
The suspects were arrested in Meru town by detectives from the Homicide Investigation Department at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on January 4, 2024, and booked at various police stations within Nairobi and Kiambu.
The ruling will be delivered on Monday, January 15, 2024.