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Missing Magistrate’s daughter found dead in Gitoro Forest


Nine year old girl who was kidnapped in Meru 10 days ago while walking home from school has been found dead.

The decomposing body of Maribel Kapolon, daughter to Meru Senior Resident Magistrate Carol Kemei was found dumped at Gitoro Forest in Meru on Sunday evening by a member of the public.

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“Police officers accompanied by scene of crime personnel and DCI Imenti North Division rushed to the scene and found one decomposed body in school uniform with one shoe worn,” reads part of a police report on the incident.

Reports say that the girl was walking home from Consolata Primary School alongside two other pupils when a stranger called her by name. As she went to listen to the stranger her schoolmates left, leaving her with the man who would then disappear with her.

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said one suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of the girl.

The body was taken to Meru level 5 hospital mortuary.