Dagoretti: Missing 7-year-old boy found dead

The body of a 7-year-old boy who went missing four days ago in Dagoretti’s Mituini area has been found dumped.

The discovery follows the arrest of one Maxwell Muigai a cousin to the boy’s father who demanded ransom from the family.

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“A four-day search for a 7-year-old boy who went missing Sunday, January 23 from Dagoretti’s Mituini area came to a despondent end yesterday, when detectives recovered his body dumped in the sub-county’s Kirigu location.

Dagoretti-based detectives who scrupulously pursued the missing child report filed by the child’s mother at Kirigu Police Post, had earlier arrested one suspect; Maxwell Muigai, 20, a cousin to the boy’s father.

Muigai’s arrest was effected after forensic-based intelligence evinced links of him having reached out to the boy’s family demanding for ransom to secure their son’s release.” Said DCI

Before the boy’s disappearance, he was playing with his fellow kids before his parents failed to trace him later one. The suspect confirmed having him and demanded a ransom and when it did not come through, he killed the boy.

“After hours of interrogation, the sleuths established that on the evening the minor went missing, Muigai had at around 5pm beckoned the boy as he played outside their house, before disappearing with him to an unknown location.

It was until nightfall that the boy’s parents realized their son was missing, after all other children playing in the neighbourhood ambled back to their residences, but him.

Smacked with all the evidence signaling his involvement in the disappearance, Muigai had at 2pm yesterday led the officers to Kirigu area, at a scene where he dumped the boy’s body after murdering him when no money came through.

The scene was processed and the body moved to PCEA Kikuyu mortuary pending autopsy. The suspect is in custody, and will plead to Murder charges once all.” Said DCI

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