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Murder suspect who has been on the run since March arrested by DCI detectives

A 21-year old murder suspect has been arrested by detectives from the DCI on Saturday August 8.

Leonard Kamanga Kamau is suspected to have brutally murdered late Tabitha Wanjiku at Umoja one in Nairobi on 19th march 2020 and has been on the run.

According to the DCI, the 25-year-old victim, who was a house help at plot number A20, was found by fellow tenants lying in a pool of blood with her throat slit with a kitchen knife, a day after the two kids she was tending were picked by their guardian and was granted some off-duty.

Kamanga was arrested in an early morning operation after he resurfaced in Nairobi from his hideout in Mombasa.

Following forensic leads, a team of DCI Buruburu and Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) detectives earlier pursued the suspect to Mombasa, but he managed to escape only to find his way back to Nairobi on Friday August 7 where he was arrested.

The suspect has been placed in custody pending further processing and arraignment.