Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Prime suspect in detective Mayaka’s killing arrested

Detectives from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau have arrested the prime suspect in the murder of detective Mayaka.

23-year-odl Alex Wanjiru was arrested at his grandmother’s house in Kiambu County where he had gone into hiding after committing the crime. Also impounded was the motorbike that had been used on the very day.

“One of the main suspects behind the cold-blooded murder of a DCI detective has been arrested and the motorbike used as the gateway means during the incident impounded.

In a stealth operation mounted by sleuths from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau based at the DCI Nairobi regional command, the miscreant was flushed out of his hideout in Ruthingiti, Kiambu County.

Alex Wanjiru, 23, who was part of the miscreant gang involved in the cold blooded murder of our colleague detective David Mayaka, had escaped from Kayole immediately after the incident and sought refuge at his grandmother’s home in Ruthingiti, Kikuyu sub-county, before detectives tracked him down.

Earlier, the detectives had impounded the motorbike used by the thugs on the fateful night, a red Boxer registration number KMGJ 350V. This is after conducting thorough forensic investigations that placed the suspect and his accomplices at the scene of the incident, at the exact time of the murder,” said DCI

Two other thugs have also been identified by the detectives including Henry Njihia who fired the shots that killed Mayaka and John Kamau aka Faruk who was armed with a glock pistol.

“So far, detectives have also identified the two other thugs involved in the murder most foul. They are the main suspect Henry Njihia who fired the shots that took detective Mayaka’s life and John Kamau aka Faruk, who is also armed with a glock pistol.

The duo are on our radar and it’s only a matter of time before their fate is sealed. Detective Mayaka who was based at DCI Makadara was driving home in the company of his wife Kemunto Mayaka on August 8, at around 10pm when they were accosted by the three-man gang riding on a motorbike.

The officer had stopped his vehicle to change a flat tyre when the thugs struck, in a heart-wrenching scene that was captured by CCTV cameras mounted at an adjacent building,” said DCI

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