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The prime suspect in Maigo murder case arrested

Slain Nairobi Hospital worker Eric Maigo.

The prime suspect – in the murder of slain Nairobi Hospital Finance Director Eric Maigo – has been arrested.

The suspect, whom detectives have established is a juvenile aged 16, was arrested at Olympic village in the sprawling Kibera slums last night, after sleuths received information regarding her whereabouts through the hotline number.

Immediately after her arrest, the teenager was whisked to DCI headquarters for interrogation before she was booked at Muthaiga police station. She had been captured scaling perimeter walls in CCTV footage retrieved by crime scene detectives close to the scene of the murder, prompting detectives to launch a manhunt across the city.

Maigo’s lifeless body was found in a pool of blood on September 15, bearing 25 stab wounds. We are yet to establish the motive of the murder. Meanwhile, we thank the member of the public who informed our officers of the suspect’s location, prompting her immediate arrest.

The prime suspect has since been detained at the Muthaiga Police Station, awaiting transfer to Kilimani Police Station which is handling the matter. She will be arraigned on Wednesday.

Police said she was hiding at a friend’s house in the Bombolulu area when detectives who had been tipped off arrived at about 8 pm. Police said Sunday that the teenager linked to the cold-blooded murder of Maigo “missed” her by a whisker after she left a house she had spent overnight in the Olympic area.

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