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Suspected Killers of 4 Old Women Over Witchcraft Claims Arraigned in Kisii

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Four suspects were arraigned in a Kisii Magistrates court over the killing of  four elderly Women in Nyagonyi village, Marani Sub-County,  Kisii County.

Amos Nyakundi, Chrispine Ogeto,Peter Angwenyi and Ronald Onyonka were brought before before Senior Resident Magistrate,  Mutai Paul,  facing possible murder charges.

The Magistrate okayed the investigations officers request to hold the four suspects in custody as the search of other lynch mob suspects goes on.

Police arraigned the suspects in connection to the killings that happened over the weekend at Nyagonyi village, Marani Subcounty.

After the blogosphere  was awash with gory pictures of the burned women. This prompted the police to arrest the four yesterday evening and were put in custody for the murder of the old women in the area over witchcraft claims.

While mounting a spirited prosecution, the team led by Simon Muriuki wad allowed  to detain the suspects  to pave way of conducting a mental assessment for the suspects and conducting autopsy for the deceased.

“The matter before court is a matter of public interest and for the safety of the suspects,the court should consider detaining them for fourteen days, ” Muriuki told the magistrate.

Shaffin Kaba,  the advocate representing the four accused Said, ” The application submitted by the Director of criminal investigation officer has no charge sheet or a holding charge to substantiate the murder claims.” He failed to secure their release.

The Magistrate ordered  the suspects to be held at Rioma police station as the police conclude investigations.

“Considering the gravity of the case,murder is a serious offence and the application to release the suspects on bond Will not apply right now,”Said the Magistrate.

The four Will be arraigned in court on 29th, October,2021 for further mention.

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Homicide Detectives Trace and Detain Serial Killer Who Murdered Five Young Girls

The pedophile led detectives to the scene of every murder that he had committed, where charred remains of the murdered minors had earlier been recovered.

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According to the Department Criminal Investigations,  a serial killer who has brutally murdered five young girls after assaulting and defiling them, is currently in police custody.

The suspect, Evans Juma Wanjala who procured the heinous murders between December 31, 2019 and June 15, 2021, first defiled his victims before strangling them to death.

The minors all aged between the age of 10 and 15 were lured by the suspect from different locations within Moi’s Bridge in Uasin-Gishu county, before being taken to secluded areas where he defiled and strangled them.

He will be arraigned in court to answer to charges of Murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code

Chilling Confession

In a chilling confession by the killer who took detectives on a re-enactment of how he executed his ghastly missions, he gave a blow-by-blow account of how he took away the lives of Linda Cherono, 13, Mary Elusa, 14, Grace Njeri, 12, Stacy Nabiso, 10 and Lucy Wanjiru, 15, after defiling them.

The pedophile led detectives to the scene of every murder that he had committed, where charred remains of the murdered minors had earlier been recovered. In one such instance, Linda Cherono’s decomposing body was found on June 15, 2021, near Baharini Dam, after she went missing a few days earlier.

In an incident that sparked protests along the busy Eldoret – Kitale highway, Cherono’s decomposing remains were found half dressed in a bush, with signs of strangulation, defilement and physical injuries visible on her body.

Modus Operandi

The modus operandi of the pedophile was replicated in all the other four murders where the victims were first defiled before being strangled to death, and left in the bushes to be devoured by wild beasts. In two such instances, the lifeless bodies of the victims were stashed in gunny-bags covered with vegetables and left to rot away in the bushes.

Homicide forensics 

During the re-enactment, Homicide detectives augmented by their Scenes of Crime, and Photographic and Acoustics counterparts, documented forensically each of the five murder scenes, as the executioner demonstrated how he abducted, defiled, murdered and dumped the bodies of the minors.

Further forensic analysis at the DCI forensic lab connected the suspect to the murder of the minors.

Detectives have further established that Evans Juma is a habitual offender with pending warrants of arrest against him. The pedophile had on diverse dates in 2018, defiled two minors in Kibwezi and upon being arraigned was released on bond. After his release he immediately went into hiding prompting a warrant of arrest to be issued against him by the Makindu Law Courts.

This murder puzzle was cracked after homicide detectives based at DCI headquarters, travelled to Eldoret West and took over the various case files, regarding the wanton defilement and killings of the girls.

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