Detectives Arrest, Arraign Elusive Murder Suspect who stabbed Kitui woman to death

Detectives based at DCI Katulani in Kitui County have successfully apprehended a suspect believed to be the architect behind the murder of Lucy Kambu Mwenda in Kalimani village, Kathunguni sub-location on May 22, 2024.

On that ill-fated night, the body of Kambu was discovered lying lifeless in a pool of blood just outside her property’s perimeter fence.

Her killer(s) had stabbed her twice at the back of her head, leaving her for dead, blood seeping from her mouth.

“At the crime scene, the hawk-eyed investigators found crucial evidence: a blood-stained machete, a light blue jug, a paper bag containing a broken egg, and a note written in the Kamba language carefully placed atop an empty cup,” the DCI says. “After days of intelligence gathering and analysis, officers embarked on a scrupulous pursuit of the main suspect.”

Vilonicah Mueni, traveling aboard a white canter truck from Mombasa to Nairobi, was intercepted at the Mtito-Andei police roadblock as she attempted to evade a mounted checkpoint.

The suspect was cornered and arrested, thereafter being arraigned at the Kitui Law Courts before being remanded at Kitui GK Prison awaiting mental assessment.

The case is scheduled for mention and possible plea-taking on July 23, 2024.