Suspect in Kilimani apartment murder case arrested


Monica Kimani. Photo/COURTESY
Monica Kimani. Photo/COURTESY/FACEBOOK

In Summary

  • Kilimani OCPD Michael Muchiri says the police believe they have a watertight case against the accused.
  • Police indicated that the man is nursing gunshot wounds after shooting himself in the shoulder.
  • He is alleged to have admitted himself to hospital after the shooting incident.

A man suspected to have slit the throat of a 28-year-old woman in her Kilimani apartment in Nairobi has been arrested.

According to the police, Joseph Kuria Irungu was positively identified by witnesses whom they were reluctant to name and picked up by detectives in Langata early Tuesday.

According to Kilimani OCPD Michael Muchiri, the police believe they have a watertight case against the accused and he will be arraigned in court soon.

Citizen Digital has further established that an analysis of phone records between the accused and the deceased show that the two were in constant communication the night of the incident.

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Police indicated that the man is nursing gunshot wounds after shooting himself in the shoulder.

He is alleged to have admitted himself to hospital after the shooting incident.

On September 21, Monica Kimani was found in the bathroom with her throat slit at the Luciane Apartments on Kitale Lane off Denis Pritt Road.

Her brother George told Citizen Digital that his attempts to reach her via mobile phone had proved futile which is what prompted him to go check on her, only to find her dead.

The Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA) has since condemned the increasing incidents of murder of young women.

“The brutal murder of Monica Kimani is a clear indication of the high level of insecurity in Kenya,” said FIDA.

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