Naftali Kinuthia, the key suspect behind the murder of Ivy Wangeci, a Moi University medical student in 2019 confessed to having committed the crime.

On Friday, the court was told that Kinuthia confessed that he hacked Wangeci to death with an axe.

An investigating officer in the case told the court that Kinuthia recorded statement after the incident that led to the death of the sixth-year medical student.

The officer said, Kinuthia had stated in his statement that he knew the deceased since they were primary schoolmates.

Kinuthia and Wangeci got into an intimate relationship and that while he was working in Nairobi, he would visit the deceased at university and sometimes supported her financially.

The officer told the court, “Kinuthia said that he catered for the deceased’s birthday parties and on the fateful day, he had traveled to Eldoret to attend her birthday party scheduled for April 10, 2019.

Kinuthia had also recorded in his statement that prior to the birthday party, his ‘girlfriend’ had informed him that the party would cost Sh28,000.

“He said that he had sent Wangeci Sh14,000 and had the remaining amount which he wanted to give to her once he arrived. He drove to Eldoret aboard a Honda vehicle registration KCB 836 P,” stated the detective.

A day before the birthday party on Kinuthia arrived on Eldoret, a 300 kilometer journey and drove straight to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

He called Wangeci but she did not answer the call then decided to wait for her between the MTRH and the student’s hostel.

The court heard, while waiting he saw the deceased in the company of another man. He imagined that she did not pick up the call because she was sleeping with the man.

The officer recalled, “Kinuthia became very annoyed and went to his car which he had parked at the hospital’s emergency section and picked an axe that he used to attack the deceased,”

After the bizarre murder, Kinuthia was attacked by members of public

The investigator told the court that Kinuthia had signed his statement and his advocate was present during the recording of the statement.



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