A man who was arrested by detectives one month ago for the brutal murder of a Nakuru-based businesswoman Veronica Kanini yesterday led detectives to two other graves where he had buried other victims.
The serial killer Moses Kipchirchir Ruto, 34, led Mogotio-based detectives to two shallow graves where he had buried a woman believed to have been his wife and her son.
After being grilled by detectives, Moses Ruto made the revelation, but the cops were not convinced that Kanini was the suspect’s only victim.
On December 26, after hours of grilling, Ruto finally confessed to killing Purity Chebet, 24 and her baby boy Ezra who was one and a half years old.
He killed them in early September before burying their remains along the banks of River Molo in Mogotio, Kenya’s Rift Valley, a few metres from where he would later bury Kanini.
The serial killer who was married to Chebet told detectives that he committed the act after a family feud.
“After digging through the spot, the decomposed remains of mother and son were exhumed, a few metres from where Kanini’s body was discovered on November 24,” said the DCI.
The suspect is believed to have been in a clandestine love affair with Kanini before they fell out after Kanini told him that she had found another man.
Ruto, who didn’t take the breakup kindly, resorted to killing Kanini in cold blood.
Detectives believe that the suspect has committed more murders and are burning the midnight candle to find the rest of the graves.
Meanwhile, the suspect will take a plea on January 21, 2021, for the murder of Veronica Kanini.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.