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DCI gives blow-by-blow account of how 3rd-year student Christine Ambani was killed by her boyfriend

By Naomi Njoroge On Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 16:37 | 2 mins read
The slain Christine Ambani,23 & killer boyfriend Kalio Makokha,23. PHOTO/DCI

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) launched a probe into the suspicious death of Christine Ambani from Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology.

The third-year student in Business Administration met her painful death on July 13 in the hands of her killer boyfriend, Kalio Makokha, a 23-year-old university student at Mt. Kenya University.

In a shocking turn of events, Christine’s body was found lying on a bed in a guest room in Githurai with her neck bearing deep stab wounds.

On the same day, July 13, Christine, 23, left the Mwihoko based University in the morning accompanied by a friend to meet her boyfriend in Githurai town, 15 kilometres away.

The two would then book themselves a guest room which according to the management it was only for a few hours since Christine had semester’s Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) later that afternoon.

However, Christine did not return to sit for the afternoon paper and the boyfriend-Makokha topped up the earlier paid amount to last them for the entire night.

It was at that night Makhoha turned killer and mercilessly murdered Christine by stabbing her on the neck savagely and left her bleeding to her last breath.

Later, Makokha would then take over Christine’s phone to demand Ksh 87,000 using the family WhatsApp group.

According to the DCI, Makokha was posing as Christine and asked for the money 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.

The 23-year old has been a dangerous criminal who has previously been arrested but had been released 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 at least three people- 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.

The matter was investigated by Mumias based detectives under reference number DCI/CR/NO925/36/2021 and the case file was forwarded to the DPP for further action.

The DPP advised that a public inquest into the matter be conducted. Even before the inquest was conducted and his kin buried, Makokha attacked the grieving family by disrupting the burial planning meetings that were ongoing and destroyed the family’s property.

He was arrested, charged and remanded at Kakamega G.K Prison. However, the case was withdrawn under unclear circumstances and the suspect was set free.

The DCI got hold of him in his rented room in the Chokaa area within Kayole and arrested him once again at around 2 am.

Makokha will be arraigned in court to answer murder charges.

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