A woman arrested in connection with the murder of Nairobi Hospital finance director Eric Maigo at his Woodley home in Kilimani area has been freed by a Nairobi court after detectives found no evidence linking her to the offence.
Cynthia Lusenga Andayo alias Flora Akoth Okonda was discharged by Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi following an application by lead investigator Patrick Boge that she be freed unconditionally since they have not found any evidence that she had a hand in the killing of Maigo.
"You honour the investigations so far conducted into the matter reveal that Lusenga was not involved in the matter. We seek you close the investigation file against her and she be released unconditionally," DCI officer Boge told the court.
Consequently, the magistrate allowed the officer's request and freed Lusenga without any charges.
The application by the state to free Lusenga comes after detectives claimed they are in the process of arresting the main suspect who photos emerged last week.
Lusenga had been in custody for five days from Monday last week after police arrested her from Kibera suspecting she had been involved in the killing of Maigo whose lifeless body had 25 stab wounds.
Crime busters and forensic analysis examined the fingerprints of Lusenga and other exhibits recovered from the scene of the murder and could not rhyme.
The suspect was thereby given a clean bill of health over the killing of the deceased.
Last week, the mean team and social media were awash with photos of the underage youthful killer scaling down the perimeter wall after allegedly exiting the house of the deceased through the rear wall.
Upon landing, the suspect was seen stealthy walking away covering her face with a hood and a maroon black checked top and black trousers.
The unperturbed suspect disappeared in thin air and police are on high alert combing every area within and without Nairobi county to zero in on the suspected killer.
The police on Thursday last week stated that they have since recovered the clothes worn by the suspect at Bombolulu village in Kibra.
Detectives have also recovered at the scene of the crime two knives allegedly used to stab Maigo severally on the left side of the chest.
When Lusenga was brought to court, police stated they arrested her following a report made by one Amina Kamora at Kibra Police Station that there was a commotion in house number 6 in the said estate of Kibra
Following the report, Boge said that a team of police officers from Kilimani Sub County visited the scene of the crime and established that the deceased namely Maigo, 37 years had been stabbed severally on the left side of the chest by unknown people and secured the scene of crime.
The officer said investigations so far conducted have since revealed that the deceased was at home around 6pm when he was attacked by unknown people who were armed with kitchen knives.
He added that DCI detectives who visited the crime scene did recover the murder weapons being kitchen knives and Maigo's body lying in a pool of blood next to his bed.
According to a report lodged with police, Maigo's neighbours said they heard him groaning in pain and the woman who was in the house refused to open the door but had escaped when police arrived.