The suspect preyed on the deceased as she prayed, before he made his move to sexually assault her and strangle her to death.
Police have narrated how they nabbed the suspect involved in National Land Commission Jennifer Wambua’s murder.
DCI director George Kinoti said homicide detectives through a painstaking forensic dragnet which involved Peter Mwangi alias Ole Sankale’s sister made the arrest possible.
Kinoti said the detectives through criminal intelligence first forensically placed the suspect at the scene of crime.
“They managed to establish eyewitnesses who saw the suspect with the deceased the last time she was seen alive on March 12th 2021,” Kinoti said.
Sankale was seen at the scene and thorough repeat combing of the scene they stealthily managed to pick crucial exhibits.
“The forensic results are finally out, positively matching the suspect,” Kinoti said on Saturday.
In a murder most foul, the deceased’s body had been found half naked by detectives, who suspected that she had been sexually assaulted, before being murdered in cold blood.
A report issued by the government pathologist confirmed that there was sexual contact with her killer/s.
“Following detailed forensic investigations, detectives established that the suspect had indeed interacted and spent quite some time with the deceased at the location where the body was later discovered.,” Kinoti said.
“It was also established that the area is often visited by pilgrims for spiritual intentions. ”
According to the police, the suspect preyed on the deceased as she prayed, before he made his move to sexually assault her and strangle her to death.
“It was confirmed that the suspect was a jailbird. Our criminal data system was mined and indeed confirmed the suspect had committed similar offences using the same modus operandi of committing robbery and thereafter repeatedly, sexually abusing the victims by raping and killing them,” Kinoti said.
Both the Principal criminal registrar records and Prisons where the suspect served jail concurred.
Kinoti said the search was intensified and through the previous finalized criminal files, detectives were able to establish similar crimes committed in replica signature style and manner of subjection to torture and rape.
Detectives found several other reported cases of the same nature committed by the same suspect and in particular within the same vicinity where he committed the crime.
The suspect was found to have had several previous criminal records.
In 1996, he was charged with stealing and was further charged three times with the offences of robbery with violence and rape.
In January 15, 2003, he was convicted and sentenced to death at Kibera Senior Resident’s Magistrate Court.
“How he won his freedom remains a mystery, which the detectives are currently engaged in demystifying,” Kinoti added.
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