GONE INTO HIDING

Police hunt suspect in murder of college girl, 19, in Kiambu

The suspect was not in his house when police visited on Saturday and Sunday

In Summary
  • Police said bloodstained beddings, clothes and Kiringa’s identification documents were among the items recovered.
  • Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau were dispatched to hunt down the suspect who has gone into hiding.
Crime scene.
CRIME SCENE: Crime scene.
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Police are looking for a man only identified as VDJ Flex, the main suspect behind the murder of 19-year-old girl whose body was discovered, Saturday, in Mburiria estate, Kirigiti in Kiambu county.

Purity Wangeci Kiringa’s body that had visible stab wounds and strangulation marks was found dumped by the roadside at around 6am, by a passerby who immediately notified Kiambu detectives.

At the scene, the detectives established that the Kiringa had been killed elsewhere and her body dumped at the scene.

Police said bloodstained beddings, clothes and Kiringa’s identification documents were among the items recovered.

Preliminary investigations by crime scene detectives established that the deceased left college Friday, to visit her boyfriend who lives in Kirigiti.

The motive of the murder was not immediately established but police said they are investigating the incident.

According to her friends, Kiringa and the boyfriend had a misunderstanding, after she discovered that he was a thug and confronted him with the facts.

Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau were dispatched to hunt down the suspect who has gone into hiding.

The suspect was not in his house when police visited on Saturday and Sunday.

The teenager’s body was moved to the City mortuary, pending an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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