'I stabbed Pauline Wangari's body after strangling her'

Joseph Ochieng, the man suspected to have killed Muranga GK Prison warder Pauline Wangari. [Courtesy]
The main suspect in the murder of Muranga GK Prison warder Pauline Wangari has reportedly told investigators that he stabbed the victim's body several times to conceal evidence after strangling her to death.

In the chilling confession, Joseph Ochieng reportedly told detectives that he strangled Ms Wangari to death before stabbing her lifeless body with a kitchen knife to create the impression that Wangari had killed herself.

“Out of fear after Ms Wangari collapsed, the suspect said he took a kitchen knife and stabbed her body in the neck, abdomen, head and chest before putting the knife in her hands to make it look like she (Wangari) had killed herself,” a DCI officer who sought anonymity told Citizen.

Ochieng’ reportedly confessed to killing the 24-year-old woman in her Kiharu house, Muranga after the two argued over some hard drugs. The deceased had declined to use them.


The suspect also told detectives that he met the deceased on Facebook and were yet to meet face-to-face before the May 13 visit.

Ochieng' had travelled from his rural home in Kisumu to Nairobi before heading to Muranga on the fateful day to meet Wangari for the first time.

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Ochieng' is said to be the suspect who was captured on CCTV cameras entering Wangari’s house at 9 pm on Monday, and exiting at 3 am on Tuesday.

Ochieng was arrested at Kipsitet area in Kericho County on Thursday evening headed to Kisumu after being traced through his phone signal.

The suspect was in a Kisumu-bound Mercedes Benz car with two other occupants, a man and a woman who were also arrested.

Tried to commit suicide

In a new twist, the suspect is reported to have tried to kill himself while with police officers on Friday evening.

Ochieng was rushed to a Buruburu hospital after stabbing himself with a kitchen knife.

Police officers were conducting a search in his Maringo house when the suspect stabbed himself in the abdomen in an attempt to kill himself.

Wangari’s body was found lying in a pool of blood in her bed on Wednesday with several stabs.

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