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Hunt on for woman seen leaving Maigo's home on day he died

Nairobi Hospital finance boss Erick Maigo. [Courtesy]

Police have launched a countrywide manhunt for a woman caught on camera leaving the Nairobi home of the murdered Nairobi Hospital finance boss.

DCI boss Mohammed Amin on Thursday released CCTV pictures of the woman said to be the prime suspect in the murder of Erick Maigo.

And Friday, the DCI said the clothes she was wearing on the material day, a red checkered shirt and a grey pair of animal-print pants, had been found in a semi-permanent wooden shack in Bombolulu village, deep inside the sprawling Kibra slum.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the detectives said the suspect is believed to be between 15 to 17 years old.

"She is said to have sat her KCPE examination between 2021 and 2022," DCI added.

The suspect was caught on camera fleeing from the murder scene on September 15.

DCI then shared the pictures captured by CCTV cameras showing the woman climbing a security wall to escape from the house suspected to be where Maigo was killed.

"The suspect who was captured leaving the victim's residence at Woodley Annex is believed to have been involved in the murder before escaping through the back door. Two blood-stained knives believed to have been the murder weapons were recovered from the scene of crime," the DCI said.

Earlier, the DCI had zeroed in on three women who were among the last people that came into contact with Maigo.

A fourth woman who was also on the list of the women who dealt with Maigo during his last hours has since been arrested and presented before a Nairobi court.

Sleuths at Kilimani police division who are investigating the murder have sought more time to interrogate the woman as they seek three others.

Detectives familiar with the matter told The Saturday Standard that the women were identified through mobile phone calls made by the deceased, hours before his brutal murder.

Images of some of the women were captured by CCTV cameras as they entered the Woodley home of Maigo on the fateful day.

Erick Maigo's house in Woodley Estate. [DCI]

"On that night four women visited him. We want to find out what was their mission," said an investigator familiar with the matter.

Investigators have been exploring CCTV cameras and mobile phone belonging to Maigo in an effort to find answers to his murder.

A postmortem examination conducted last week revealed that Maigo, 36, suffered 25 knife wounds on his body.

Maigo's mobile phone which is under scrutiny by the police, has also yielded more details of his last communication and the people he was in touch with prior to his death on Friday.

Maigo was found murdered in his house in Woodley estate Nairobi on Friday morning.

Nairobi Hospital Chief Executive Officer James Nyamongo in a press statement asked colleagues to remain calm.

According to sources who spoke to The Saturday Standard, Maigo who was in the company of a female friend left his car outside his gate and proceeded to his house.

Inside the house, police found a bottle of whisky on the table but there were no glasses to confirm whether Maigo and his visitor enjoyed the drink.

In the house police found two blood stained kitchen knives in the sitting room.

The discovery of the two knives has made investigators to believe that there could have been more than one person who took part in the murder.

At around 5am of the ill fated day, CCTV footage captured a different person (not a woman) leaving Maigo's compound.

Neighbours, however, confirmed to the police that after Maigo arrived, they heard loud music playing from his house indicating Maigo and his guest could have been partying.

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