One more suspect has been arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in connection with the brutal torture and murder of a 19-year-old KIMC student Purity Wangechi.
According to reports, Isaac Kariuki Kibui, 22, was arrested on Monday at Thindigua, Kiambu in a popular nail bar.
At the same time, Purity's boyfriend John Wanyoike Kibungi alias VDJ Flexx believed to be the mastermind behind the murder who is the mastermind behind the murder alongside two other accomplices Kinaiya Kamau and Brendan Muchiri were arraigned at the Kiambu law courts this morning.
The three will remain in custody for 14 more days to allow investigations.
Purity's body was found dumped at Mburiria estate, Kiambu County.
The DCI said the body had visible stab wounds and strangulation marks, and it is believed she was killed elsewhere and her body dumped at the scene.
Preliminary investigations by crime scene detectives established that the deceased left college on Friday, to visit her boyfriend who lives in Kirigiti, Kiambu county.
According to her friends who were interviewed by the detectives at the college, Purity and the boyfriend recently had a misunderstanding, after she discovered that he was a thug and confronted him with the facts.
“Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) have been dispatched this evening on a mission to hunt down the suspect who has gone under, within the shortest time possible,” the DCI said.
Meanwhile, the teenager’s body was moved to the City mortuary, pending an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death and provide more clues on the authors of the murder.