UK-Based Kenyan Murdered While On Charity Work in Kenya

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Titus Musee

A retired nursing home manager had his throat slit for just £60 after returning to rural Kenya to do charity work.

Titus Musee, 66, former manager at Woodlands Nursing Home, Caterham, was working in a remote area not far from the capital Nairobi on February 5 when he was mugged and murdered for his wallet and phone.

Two of his alleged killers have been caught by police and are said to have confessed and police are hunting a third man.

If convicted they face the death penalty or life in prison.

Mr Musee, who lived in West Ewell, worked as a nurse at Tooting Bec Hospital before becoming a highly respected manager at nursing homes in Cheam, Sutton and Caterham.

He came to Britain from Kenya in 1967, aged 23.

After he retired Mr Musee returned to his home country where he had been helping to build a well and run a corner shop serving rural villagers. He was due back in the UK next month.

Councillor for West Ewell Jean Steer, said: "He's gone out to do good and help where it is really needed and he has been attacked like this. My feelings are one of absolute horror and my thoughts are with his family who must be absolutely devastated."

Kenya has become known for its high levels of crime and terrorism.

Last September David Tebbut was shot dead at a beach resort in the country and his wife Judy was kidnapped.

The British Foreign Office (BFO) has advised against travelling to low income areas of Nairobi and only last week, a number of people were killed and injured after a series of grenade explosions at a bus station in Nairobi’s Business District.

Jane Moyo, head of media relations at Action Aid which has worked in Kenya for over 40 years, said: "Any death where ever they happen and murders are completely tragic and absolutely dreadful particularly when someone is doing their best working on aid work and it’s always very sad.

"Obviously our hearts go out to whoever is affected. We do know that it can be dangerous particularly now with the problem over terrorist attacks and it’s always an issue and you have to take security very seriously. We know just how difficult the situation can be in Kenya at times."

A spokesperson for the BFO said: "We are providing consular assistance to the family and we understand that the matter is being investigated by the Kenyan authorities."

Source: Croydon Guardian

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wamaina

SAD, SAD, SAD. ONE WILL NEVER FEEL SAFE AT HIS PLACE OF BIRTH? IT IS SO ASHAMING. MURDERERS,THUGS ETC SHOULD KNOW THAT ANYONE WHO IS OUT OF THE COUNTRY WORKS REALLY HARD TO ACHIEVE WHATEVER THEY'VE GOT AND MONEY DOESN'T GROW ON TREES. STOP THE KILLINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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