20 year old arrested for the murder of 83yr old granny.
20 year old arrested, this is after a gruesome murder of an 83 year old granny.
The directorate of criminal investigations reported that The incident happened in Kagundu- in , Kiambu county on october 24.
A 20-yr-old man has been arrested by detectives in connection with the gruesome murder of an 83-yr-old granny whose lifeless body was discovered at her house hours after her murder in Kagundu-ini, Murang’a county on Oct 24, 2022.
In the incident that shocked residents of the quiet banana producing Nguruwei-ni village, Pauline Wanjiku’s motionless body was found sprawled on her sofa by concerned villagers who broke into her house after she failed to respond to their endless calls.
Earlier at about 6pm, a neighbour identified as Alice Wanjiku, who had not seen maitu (granny) as she was commonly referred to in the village, had walked into the granny’s uncharacteristically quiet & neat compound that sits on a hill.
Save for the monotonous sounds of chirping crickets as dusk settled into the sleepy village, the silence was deafening prompting Alice to call out her name maitu, maitu, but no response was forthcoming.
However, she noticed that the kitchen door had been left ajar while the door leading to the living room was locked from outside.
Alice checked maitu’s backyard & when she couldn’t find her, she gathered a few neighbours who broke into the main house.
They were shocked to find the old lady lying lifeless on her sofa with her hands tied together on her back, a headscarf hanging loosely on her frail neck and blood oozing.
Details about the murder most-foul were escalated to detectives based at the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau who swung into action and visited the scene.
The deceased’s phone was also recovered from a third suspect identified as Mercy Kadenge, who bought it from the suspect at Sh600.
So far, four suspects have been rounded up in connection with the heinous murder and are cooling their heels at Kandara police station as detectives finalize their investigations.