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27-year-old suspect behind rape, death of 4-year-old girl in Kirinyaga arrested

By Bosco Marita On Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 07:57 | < 1 min read
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A man accused of defiling and killing a 4-year-old play school girl in Kirinyaga County has been arrested.

According to a report by the DCI, Gabriel Muchira Muriithi defiled and murdered the girl before throwing her remains along the banks of River Karani.

The river is 200 meters away from Mgumo Primary School where the girl was a pupil.

“Gabriel Muchira Muriithi, the monster behind the gruesome murder of the little angel was flushed out of his hideout following scrupulous investigations by detectives based in Kirinyaga East, augmented by their Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) counterparts,” DCI report reads.

The girl went missing on Monday, August 9, while on her way home from school in the company of a fellow pupil.

It is the fellow pupil who revealed that the deceased was called by the suspect who went away with her.

The victim’s body was discovered on August 11, around 4 pm after two days of frantic search.

According to a forensic examination conducted by DCI’s crime scene detectives, the minor was defiled before being killed, a fact that was corroborated by a postmortem report conducted on the minor’s body.

The suspect is being held in custody and is scheduled for arraignment on Monday, August 30.

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