DCI detectives have arrested two suspects linked to the murder of a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student two days ago.
Joseph Muchiri, alias Agent, 22, and Paul Mbatha, 20, were nabbed in Thika and Juja, respectively.
In a statement, DCI director George Kinoti stated that the sleuths are closing in on a third suspect.
“In the 2am incident that engulfed the JKUAT fraternity and its environs in a somber mood, special teams of detectives from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) were dispatched yesterday to augment the Juja based detectives in a manhunt for the bloodthirsty killers,” said Kinoti.
JKUAT STUDENT KILLERS ARRESTED
Two suspects who were involved in the brutal murder of Joel Juma, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student who was murdered two days ago have been arrested by DCI sleuths.
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“The thugs, who are part of a gang desperately escaping an ongoing operation in the larger Eastlands area, assumed that they had found a safe haven in Gachororo, but not anymore.”
The deceased, Joel Juma, who was a fourth year Industrial Chemistry student was stabbed twice in the chest.
His girlfriend told the police that she had accompanied the deceased to a friend’s place to pick revision material. The said friend lived a few blocks away.
Local guards in the vicinity rushed Juma to a dispensary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Kinoti noted that the suspects have since admitted to having been involved in the murder most brutal.