A Tom Mboya University student has been arrested  in relation with the murder of a young 19-year old Mt. Kenya University student, Faith Musembi.

David Kioko, 25, was arrested by police in Thika, following initial investigations that indicated he may have murdered Faith due to suspected infidelity. Both the suspect and the victim were from Machakos County.

The slain first-year student at Mt. Kenya University was eight months pregnant at the time of her death, and her lifeless body was discovered last week by her father in her rented room in Pilot Estate, Thika.

Thika Police boss Lawrence Muchangi confirmed the arrest, stating that the suspect is currently being held for interrogation.

“We have the main suspect in custody and are conducting thorough investigations. The DCIO is on that matter and the suspect will be produced in court soon,” Muchangi added.

The DCIO added that the two had known each other for six years until allegations of unfaithfulness emerged.

“The two come from the same area in Machakos. They have been cohabiting for the last six years. Due to the lady’s frustrations with other boyfriends, the boy decided to eliminate the girl. The suspect also said the girl had four other male partners,” Muchangi added.

This comes shortly after the parents of the deceased demanded a clear justification regarding the death of their lovely 19- years old lady.

“We want the authorities to ensure that the person responsible for this heinous act is punished to the fullest extent of the law,” said Faith Musembi’s father, Boniface Musembi.

An autopsy conducted  by Thika General Kago Funeral Home revealed that the deceased succumbed due to over-bleeding.

The report indicated that she had bleeding in the uterus caused by an abruption placenta;, “the placenta had detached itself, leading to excessive bleeding.”.

Before her chilly death, Musembi’s killer used her phone to demand a ransom of KSh 27,000 from her parents before ending her life.

Also Read: Post-Mortem Reveal Faith Musembi’s Cause Of Death


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