A sixth man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 19-year-old in Bristol.

Since the moving appeal by mother of Eddie Kinuthia 6 arrests have been made but no one has yet been charged over Eddie Kinuthia’s death.

Eddie King Muthemba Kinuthia suffered multiple stab wounds during an attack on Grosvenor Road, in St Pauls, on 21 July and died in hospital.
Of the five men previously arrested, three are on conditional police bail, one was released under investigation and another is no longer a suspect.

The sixth man is in his 20s, from Bristol and is in police custody.

Press Release Ujima received from Avon & Somerset Police from last Thursday 10th August 2023:

Request to share appeals for information about the death of Eddie King Muthemba Kinuthia.

Dear community network member,

On Thursday, we held a news conference to support the investigation into the murder of 19-year-old Eddie King Muthemba Kinuthia in St Pauls in Bristol.

It’s now more than three weeks since Eddie was stabbed to death and there is a feeling the media have not given this tragic case the coverage it deserves. Eddie’s mother Irene bravely decided to put herself front and centre of the appeal, in the hope that people will feel moved to come forward and provide evidence which can help secure charges in the case. Irene’s statement was incredibly emotional and her courage to take this action while her grief is so raw is humbling.

As well as inviting our traditional media partners to the news conference, we invited community and youth leaders / influencers, as many in the St Pauls community knew and loved Eddie and have been greatly affected by his murder. Their support in spreading the appeal is essential for us to secure justice for Eddie’s family. We would also be grateful for your support in spreading the word.

We recognise many people in this community don’t trust us to keep them safe, due to a legacy of trauma in their interactions with police, and this may be why people are reluctant to come forwards and support the case. We are working hard to rebuild that trust and confidence but know it will take time.

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