- Maxwel Omukuba and Kevin Njeru were arrested on Saturday from their hideout in Kariobangi.
- A mobile phone believed to be a proceed of crime was also recovered from Ngechu.
Detectives from Starehe Sub County have arrested two suspects allegedly behind the cold blood murder of a Utalii College Student. Maxwel Omukuba and Kevin Njeru were arrested on Saturday from their hideout in Kariobangi. Omukuba and Njeru allegedly killed Job Chihonyi a 25-year-old Utalii College student just a few meters from the institution on Thika Road on February 5th.
“Maxwel Omukuba Shisika and Kevin Ngechu Wanjiru, both 21 years old were arrested following a scrupulous forensic investigation that placed them at the crime scene during the commission of the heinous act,” said the DCI in a statement. According to the DCI the two suspects made away with a mobile phone belonging to the victim.
The cold blood Murder.
“The two miscreants had accosted Job just a few metres from Utalii College robbing him of his mobile phone before driving a knife through his chest leaving him sprawled on the ground and getting away using a motorcycle. Efforts by well wishers to save Chihonyi’s life turned futile as he was pronounced dead on arrival at Guru Nanak Hospital,” stated the DCI.
A joint operation between Starehe based detectives and DCI from Nairobi area led to the arrest of the two suspects.
“The two suspects were then traced and arrested from their hideout in Kariobangi North, yesterday.”
Police recover stolen mobile phone.
A knife suspected to have been used to commit the murder was recovered from Omukuba and kept as an exhibit ahead of forensic analysis. A mobile phone believed to be a proceed of crime was also recovered from Ngechu, while a black motorcycle registration number KMGF 828K, that was used as a getaway means on the fateful day was also recovered.
The two are currently in custody as they await to answer to charges of murder.