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Police arrest man suspected of killing and setting ex-lover ablaze

By Kamore Maina | January 27th 2021 at 09:53:01 GMT +0300

The flats where the suspect was hiding in Kayole, Nairobi. [Kamore Maina, Standard]

Drama is unfolding at Kayole, Nairobi, where police have cornered a man suspected to have killed and set ablaze 34-year-old Margaret Muchemi last week. 

Muchemi was found murdered last week at her house in Nairobi’s Njiru estate.

Standard Digital has established that police have arrested the suspect, who a reliable source on the ground say has climbed to the roof of a house located near Kayole Junction.

Upon getting wind that officers were searching for him, the man escaped to the roof.

The suspect is in hiding at a house in Kayole Junction as officers from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau hunt him down. The 27-year-old man is suspected of killing her ex-lover and setting her body ablaze.

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The man was identified through calls that he made to the deceased. .

The suspect was in hiding at a house in Kayole Junction. [Kamore Maina, Standard]

Ruai DCI officers recorded statements of the deceased’ two house helps last week, who told the police that their boss was last seen alive in the company of her ex-boyfriend.

The duo told the police that their boss asked them to take a walk in the estate as she held a meeting with the ex-boyfriend. When they returned that afternoon, they found the house on fire and it was then that they established that their boss was dead. The ex-boyfriend had taken off.

Fire engine ladder that was used to reach the suspect. [Kamore Maina, Standard]


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