Another Key Suspect in the Kidnaping and Murder of 8-year-old Kitengela Girl, Shantel Nzembi

Shantel Nzembi

Sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have finally arrested he main suspect in the murder of young Kitengela girl Shantel Nzembi.

Reports from the DCI indicate that the unsuspecting accused was smoked out of his hideout by the plain clothed officers.

Confirming the incident, Isinya DCI boss Jeremiah Ndubai stated that they had also scheduled an identification parade later today.

Ndubai added that they were thorough in their investigations to ensure they had a water tight case against the accused.

“There is no perfect crime. This breakthrough was the culmination of detectives’ team work for the last 24 hours. Soon we will establish the motive of the killing,” he said.

A post mortem on the body of the deceased is also scheduled for later in the day.

Shantel’s murder suspects at Kajiado Law Courts on Thursday.

Shantel was reported missing last month on May 29, 2021, with her body later found dumped along a road in Kitengela town, two days later on May 31.

Four suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the Shantel murder, with two of them,Francis Mbuthia and Livingstone Makacha arraigned before a court on yesterday and remanded for 10 days.

Makacha was arrested after having been found with a handset that was used to call Shantel’s mum while demanding for a ransom in order for her to be released, and he is also believed to have been used to dump the body.

Mbuthia on the other hand is being investigated for having registered the line that was used to demand for the ransom from the victim’s mother.

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