Police have arrested suspected serial killer Evans Juma Wanjala in Eldoret.
Juma is accused of assaulting and defiling five young girls aged between 10 and 15 before brutally murdering them.
He is alleged to have committed the offenses on diverse dates between December 31st, 2019, and June 15th, 2021.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says the minors were lured by the suspect from different locations within Moi’s Bridge in Uasin-Gishu County. They were then taken to secluded areas where he were defiled and strangled to death.
In a chilling confession to detectives, the suspect gave a blow-by-blow account of how he executed Linda Cherono (13), Mary Elusa (14), Grace Njeri (12), Stacy Nabiso (10), and Lucy Wanjiru (15) after defiling them.
“The pedophile led detectives to the scene of every murder that he had committed, where charred remains of the murdered minors had earlier been recovered,” said DCI.
The decomposing body of Cherono was found on June 15th in a bush near Baharini Dam, a few days after she went missing. She was found half-dressed, with signs of strangulation, defilement, and physical injuries visible on her body.
“The modus operandi of the pedophile was replicated in all the other four murders where the victims were first defiled before being strangled to death and left in the bushes to be devoured by wild beasts,” DCI added.
He will be arraigned in court to answer charges of murder.