Detectives have managed to arrest the prime suspect behind the brutal murder of 23-year-old Christine Ambani, a university student at Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology.
The lifeless body of Christine was found at a guest house in Githurai after planning to meet her boyfriend identified as Innocent Kilio Makokha with the intention of sorting out their differences.
“Following the brutal murder of Christine Ambani, a university student at Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology, whose lifeless body was found sprawled on a bed at a guest room in Githurai, detectives have finally arrested her killer.
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The 23-year-old third year student who was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration was found murdered on July 13, 2021, with her neck bearing deep stab wounds.
On the fateful day of her murder, Christine had left the Mwihoko based University in the morning, to meet her boyfriend in Githurai town, 15 kilometres away. Described by her friends as charming and outgoing,
Christine was prior to their meeting upbeat and looking forward to their date. However, she did not know that she was walking into a death trap, laid by non other than her boyfriend Innocent Kalio Makokha.” Said DCI
After meeting in Githurai, the two booked a room for some hours which turned into a night which the suspect took advantage and stabbed her neck leaving her dead on the bed.
The suspect has been on the run ever since as detectives established that he has a previous crime record of killing his brother, his brother’s wife and their baby.
“Detectives have established that it is during this night that the boyfriend turned killer, brutally murdered Christine, by stabbing her on the neck savagely and left her bleeding to her last breath.
Makokha, a 23-year-old university student at Mt. Kenya University then took over Christine’s phone and logged into Christine’s family WhatsApp group. Posing as Christine, he sent a message asking family members to send her Sh87,000 claiming that she wanted to refund her boyfriend (Makokha) the money he had spent to help her settle in the college.
Further profiling of Makokha by sleuths based at the Crime Research and Intelligence bureau, revealed shocking details on his criminal record.
He was discovered have been a dangerous criminal, previously arrested by detectives and set free under unclear circumstances. On February 2, 2021, Makokha currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Specialist Needs Education was identified as the culprit behind the murder of his brother, his brother’s wife and their one year-old baby. Makokha in unclear circumstances killed the three by setting their house ablaze while they were inside.” Said DCI