The father of Masten Wanjala has now come out to speak about his son whereabouts, adding that he is not sure whether he is dead or not.
During a press briefing on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Wanjala’s father Robert Watila Wanjala said that he was not sure whether he had died since he has never gone to the mortuary to positively identify him.
“I am yet to confirm if he is dead, I will only kick-start burial plans when I am sure that he is dead,” he said, adding that he was only aware that a post-mortem had been conducted.
Watila also said that the discussion about the death of the self-proclaimed serial killer is still a matter of discussion in the family.
He maintained that they were not ready to lay him to rest.
Wanjala was nabbed in Nairobi after he confessed to killing about 12 children but managed to escape from Jogoo Road Police custody and headed to his native home where he was killed on the evening of Thursday, October 14, 2021.
He also wants an explanation from the police about how his son managed to escape from the police cell.
“There might be someone who was pushing my son’s urge to kill children. He has confessed to me that he was introduced to cultism by his own mother, and he had even asked for forgiveness,” Watila said.
Wanjala's father now wants the government to foot all his son’s burial expenses.
He said just in case the family conducts traditional rituals, then the government should chip in any financial assistance to help in the burial arrangements.
Recently, elders of the Bukusu community said that he will only be buried at the banks of a river so that his spirit doesn’t find its way back to the village.
The body elders said Wanjala can only be buried at night when most of the people are asleep and not watching.