Two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Utalii College student

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On Sat, 15 Apr, 2023 07:08 | < 1 min read
Utalii college murder suspects
The suspects, Maxwel Omukuba Shisika and Kevin Ngechu Wanjiru were arrested on Friday, April 14, 2023. PHOTO/ DCI

Police in Starehe, Nairobi have arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Utalii College student Job Chihonyi.

Chihonyi was killed a few metres from Utalii College along Thika Road on February 5, 2023.

The suspects, Maxwel Omukuba Shisika and Kevin Ngechu Wanjiru, both 21 years old, were arrested after a forensic investigation that placed them at the crime scene at the time of the murder, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Murder of the Utalii College student

"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," DCI said in a statement.

"Starehe-based detectives assisted by sleuths from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau based at Nairobi Area, took up the matter and began joining the missing links in a meticulous probe that placed the suspects at the scene of the crime."

DCI says that the two suspects were then traced and arrested from their hideout in Kariobangi North, on Friday, April 14. A knife suspected to have been used to commit the murder was recovered from Maxwell Omukuba and kept as an exhibit ahead of forensic analysis.

"A mobile phone believed to be proceeds of crime was also recovered from Kevin Ngechu, while a black motorcycle registration number KMGF 828K, that was used as a getaway means on the fateful day was also recovered," DCI added.

The two are currently in custody as they await to answer to charges of murder.

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