Suspect in the killing of mother and two daughters held

Sunday June 13 2021
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Emily Mutaboyerwa and her two daughters Daniela Mutaboyerwa (15) and Damita Mutaboyerwa (13).

By Rosemary Mirondo

Dar es Salaam. Police yesterday arrested a house boy suspected of killing a city woman and her two daughters in their Masaki home.

Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Jumanne Muliro said Shadrack Kapanga, 34--who is claimed to have been found in possession of deceased’s phones, a TV set, a DStv decoder and remote control gadget--was arrested at Magomeni.

According to the commander, the motive for the killing was yet to be established and that police have launched investigations into the horrifying incident involving the trio.

Mr Muliro explained that preliminary investigations showed that the killer(s) murdered the family of three on June 9, this year by hitting each of them with a blunt object several times and left them to bleed to their deaths.

The report further stated “the investigation is still ongoing as we try to dig deep into the actual reasons for the killing and once this is completed, all those who partook in it will be booked and arraigned”.

“After killing them, those who committed the act locked them in and escaped,” said Mr Muliro.


He stated that around 5pm on Friday, the suspect was arrested for allegedly killing Emily Mutaboyerwa and her two daughters Daniela, 15, and Damita, 13.

The family was residing at Masaki in Kinondoni District of Dar es Salaam.

According to Muliro, the suspect was arrested at Magomeni while on the run with some of the items he had taken after committing the incident.

Meanwhile, according to a neighbour who asked not to be named, the father of the family, identified with just one name as Mutaboyerwa, had died two years ago.

However, neighbours became suspicious when they noticed there had been no movement in the house for two days, which was unusual as normally the girls would be seen walking around and the mother driving out or in.

They then decided to break down the gate and found bodies of the deceased in different parts of the house.