Kenyan suspected serial killer arrested

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A suspected serial Killer and Rapist who has been the nightmare of Ruiru residents in central Kenya for the last four months has been arrested.

Paul Magara Morara,29, was arrested on Thursday in a scrupulous operation by Ruiru-based DCI detectives acting on an attempted murder report.

DCI said the suspect had killed three ladies and seriously injured four others within the period.

Magara has remained on the detectives’ list of wanted persons since 2020.

According to DCI Ruiru profiling, the masked Magara occasionally struck ladies in the hours of darkness, killing and seriously injuring some before removing and escaping with their panties.

It all started with one such shocking incident in 2020 when a woman who had been seen with a man a night before was found dead in her room, with one of her breasts chopped off.

“Following the scanty leads obtained from the crime scene, detectives pursued the anonymous perpetrator for months but in vain,” said DCI.

Later in January 2021, a young lady who worked at a hair company was murdered at a local lodging in a similar style, moments after being spotted with Magara.

“After months of receiving several related murder and attempted murder incidents reported by female victims, another lady was found murdered in her rental house at the Magorofani area of Wataalam.

The mysterious agent of death had caused untold panic and terror in the area, with word having it that a vampire was roaming in the dark hunting down women,” added DCI.

The killer struck again on September 7 by breaking into the house of two sisters aged 18 and 19, where he stabbed and left them for the dead. One of them is still admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

As the pursuit for him heightened, the bloodthirsty monster crept into the house of a couple when they were deep asleep on Wednesday morning, stabbing the woman at the neck and vanishing in the dark in seconds.

Believing that the attacker was still around that early hour, police in Ruiru launched a thorough comb of the area, luckily managing to nab four suspects and recovering a mobile phone that belonged to one of the sisters attacked in the September 7 incident.

Hours of interrogations on the four revealed that 25-year-old Moses Moogi Okemwa was an accomplice of the prime suspect, who jointly executed some of the attacks.

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