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Tharaka Nithi Deputy governor Eliud Mati Murithi at a past function

The bodyguard who allegedly robbed Tharaka-Nithi deputy governor Dr Eliud Murithi Mate of Sh3.5 million at gunpoint has surrendered himself to police in Meru.

Administration Police Constable Josphat Kipyegon turned himself in on Thursday morning but denied stealing anything from the politician.

“He surrendered to us at about 6am. What he has told us is that he just alighted from the vehicle and did not take the bag alleged to have the Sh3.5 million which the (deputy) governor says he robbed him at gunpoint.

“We are still holding him and I will brief you on  proceedings after some time,” said a detective.

Mr.Kipyegon also surrendered his official Ceska pistol.

Constable Kipyegon was said to have robbed the Deputy governor on Wednesday at his home in Kinoru Estate, Meru County.