Suspect Linked To Varsity Student Murder Detained For 14 Days

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A suspect who was arrested in connection to the murder of a university student has been remanded for 14 days pending investigations.

Appearing before Nakuru Chief Magistrate Isaac Orenge on Thursday, police were ordered to detain Ezra Kipkemei until January 19.

The suspect is being investigated concerning the murder of Phyllis Jepleting Jeruto, a first-year student at Karatina Univesity, whose decomposing body was found inside his house at Naka estate within Nakuru County, northwest of Nairobi.

The body was found after neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from Mr. Kipkemoi’s home.

They called the cops, who broke down the door with the help of welders and neighbours and discovered Ms Jepleting’s lifeless body on the bed. The body had blood oozing from the mouth, nose and ears.

They used Ms. Jepleting’s identifying papers, which were found at the site and were used to identify her body.

Neighbours claimed that the deceased was the suspect’s girlfriend.

A few days after supposedly going into hiding, Ezra Kipkemei was apprehended at the Kibwareng health centre in Kenya’s Rift Valley, where he had gone to get medication on Wednesday.

After his arrest, he was transferred to Nakuru, where he is believed to have committed the criminal act.

An autopsy report showed that Jepleting died from strangulation.

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