The 38-year-old man,Evans Karani from Githurai Kimbo, suspected of killing his girlfriend was apprehended after his car got stuck in the mud in Witeithie area, Juja, with the body of Catherine Nyokabi, 25, inside.
Police said the suspect confessed to killing Nyokabi, a hotel worker in Kahawa Wendani, following a bitter conflict.
Juja Sub-County Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO), Richard Mwaura, who confirmed the incident on Friday, April 16, said the suspect attempted to discard Nyokabi’s body on Wednesday but his efforts were thwarted by mud.
While transporting Nyokabi’s body in his car, Karani’s vehicle got stuck in the mud on Bob Harris road in Juja, forcing him to flee, leaving the body and car behind, the DCI said.
Curious passersby who saw the abandoned car alerted the police after peeping in and seeing a body inside.
DCI detectives traced the car to Karani after verification from the National Transport and Safety Authority’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
A hunt for Karani was launched by a multi-agency team comprising the police, DCI officers and the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) officers.
The search led the team to a rented house in Kimbo where the suspect was arrested on Friday.
Karani told police that the two had been dating for a while before the intense squabble that led to the loss of Nyokabi’s life.
The authorities said Nyokabi’s body was badly disfigured and it is suspected that she had been burnt using a corrosive chemical.
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