New suspects have been arrested for the murder of Pauline Wangari, a prison warder at Murang’a GK prison.
Police on Friday arraigned in court 3 suspects; Joseph Ochieng, Rodgers Namkuro and Mary Amollo, and requested the court for 2 weeks to complete their investigations. The court granted this request, detaining the suspects until May 31.
According to the police, the three were arrested in Kericho on Thursday, while they were on their way to Kisumu. According to the investigating police officers, the main suspect, Ochieng, fled to Kericho upon committing the crime. The other two gave him a lift, and it is unclear whether they were aware of the alleged crime.
According to the police, Ochieng met Pauline on Facebook and visited her for the first time on the fateful day.
“After engaging in sex, they had a quarrel and the victim was furious with the man. She revealed to him that she was a police officer and the suspect became violent.
“He strangled and stabbed her three times then placed a knife in her hands to make it look like she had committed suicide,” the police source told Nation.
Meanwhile, Peterson Njiru, the man arrested on Thursday, has been freed and all charges withdrawn. Investigating officer Abdalla Ali told the court that there is no longer reason to continue holding Mr. Njiru as the main suspects had now been arrested.
The reason he had been arrested was because he was the known boyfriend of Pauline.