A capital offender who has been on the run for the past five months after escaping from police custody for murder, rape and robbery with violence, has been arrested by detectives.
John Muturi Keneya alias Francis Limo Ngugi had been remanded by the Kiambu high court at Karuri police station in June this year, as he awaited mental assessment.
However, the serial rapist had other plans. As they were being served their evening meal on June, 22, at around 6:30 pm, he sneaked out of the cells mysteriously and disappeared into the darkness.
“This prompted a manhunt for the notorious criminal, also the main suspect in the murder of his wife who died after being stabbed on the chest, in August last year,” said the DCI
After staging his daring escape, the suspect went to hiding in Namanga town, where he has been doing odd jobs to eke a living.
On Thursday morning of November 25, 2021, detectives received information on the whereabouts of the fugitive, through the DCI anonymous tip line.
A team was immediately dispatched to the border town and after a few hours, the suspect was smoked out of his hideout.
He is currently in custody awaiting arraignment.©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.