Nakuru man who murdered lover after break-up leads detectives to other graves of his victims

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Dec, 2021 12:33 | 2 mins read

A man who was arrested by detectives one month ago for the brutal murder of a Nakuru-based businesswoman Veronica Kanini has led police in Nakuru to two other graves where he had buried other victims.

The serial killer identified as Moses Kipchirchir Ruto, 34, on Monday, led the detectives to two shallow graves where he had buried a woman believed to have been his wife and her son.

"Moses Ruto made the revelation after being grilled by detectives, who were not convinced that Kanini was the suspect’s only victim," part of the police statement by DCI read.

According to police, after hours of grilling on December 26, Ruto confessed to killing Purity Chebet, 24, and her baby boy Ezra who was one and a half years old.

"He killed them in early September before burying their remains along the banks of River Molo in Mogotio, a few metres from where he would later bury Kanini," the police statement read in part.

The serial killer who was married to Chebet told detectives that he committed the act after a family feud and on Monday morning, he led the detectives to the spot where he had buried the two.

After digging through the spot, the decomposed remains of mother and son were exhumed, a few metres from where Kanini’s body was discovered on November 24.

The suspect is believed to have been in a clandestine love affair with Kanini, before they fell out after she told him that she had found another man.

"Ruto who didn’t take the breakup kindly, resorted to killing Kanini in cold blood. Detectives believe that the suspect has committed more murders and are burning the midnight candle to find the rest of the graves," the police statement further read.

Police say Ruto will take plea on January 21, 2022, for the murder of Veronica Kanini.