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Boyfriend Arrested As Prime Suspect In The Murder Of MKU Student

Faith, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her murder, was found dead inside her house in Pilot Estate within Hospital Ward in Thika West – after her father broke into the rental in search of her.

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A 25-year-old man believed to be the boyfriend to the murdered Mt Kenya University student Faith Musembi has been arrested.

According to Thika Police commander Lawrence Muchangi, the suspect was arrested in Nairobi and is being interrogated.

Preliminary investigations wit that he killed the 19-year-old MKU student over infidelity suspicions.

The suspect, David Kioko, is a student at Tom Mboya University. The slain was a first year.

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The murder

Faith, who was eight months pregnant at the time of her murder, was found dead inside her house in Pilot Estate within Hospital Ward in Thika West – after her father broke into the rental in search of her.

A postmortem was conducted on the deceased at the Thika General Kago Funeral home, revealing that Faith died from excessive bleeding. She had bleeding in her uterus caused by a detached placenta.

Boniface Musembi, Faith’s father, has called upon the police to expedite investigations into the matter and bring the suspect to book. The family is also reeling from the loss of their unborn grandchild.

He told journalists on Friday that they received a call on Wednesday from an unknown individual demanding a ransom of Sh20,000 for the release of their daughter.

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The caller was using the deceased’s phone. Musembi said that his wife hurriedly sent the money for the sake of their daughter’s safety, as he left for Thika to pursue the matter.

He said he went to the house where his daughter was staying but found it locked with a padlock.

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He said he knocked and called out her name severally but there was no response.

Musembi said he inquired from the neighbours on the whereabouts of her daughter in vain.

He went out and asked a vegetable vendor if she had seen her and was informed she had sold the deceased vegetables the previous day.

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Determined to find her, Musembi went back to another police station where he reported the matter but claimed the officers downplayed the ordeal as a trick usually staged by students whenever they want to siphon money from their parents or relatives.

Musembi then went back to her residence and broke into the house on his own. To his shock, he found his daughter’s lifeless body lying on the bed.

It was then that the police rushed to the scene. They later moved the body to the mortuary.


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