Kabarak University student Micah Kiprotich linked to the murder of Mary Wangui detained for 14 days.
Who was Angeline Mary Wangui? What happened to her?
A 21-year-old woman was mercilessly killed and her body was placed in a sack and dumped on Ngata Bridge along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Ms. Angeline Mary Wangui’s body was found on Jamhuri Day.
According to her father, Mr. James Maina-he last spoke to his daughter on December 11, 2022, at 8 pm. “She informed me she was preparing supper and that she was with her elder sister. She told me to greet her mother,” said Mr. Maina at his Langalanga estate house in Gilgil Township.
Mary did not want to miss the party to which she had been invited. She said she’d be back in the morning. Detectives and her family were informed by her sister that Ms. Wangui was always speaking on the phone with someone who was requesting an explanation for her delays.
The following day, her body was discovered abandoned on the side of the road. Only after receiving a tearful call from their pastor did Mary’s dad learn of her passing.
He claims that despite being the family’s final child, he has not yet managed to accept the death of his daughter.
MICAH KIPROTICH, prime suspect in the murder of Angeline Mary Wangui, to be detained for 14 days as police conclude investigations, Molo court orders.https://t.co/7Qyj4IXg8U
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What was the Cause of death as per the Reports?
According to a postmortem, the young girl died from suffocation
” Her body was naked, her phone, ID, and bag were all there.
She was suffocated, The doctor said that her lungs lacked somewhere to take air so she choked on the food she had eaten.
I don’t know why someone would want to kill her.”
Suspect Micah Kiprotich detained for 14 days
The police have been given permission by a Molo Court to hold Micah Kiprotich, the main suspect in the slaying of Nakuru resident Angeline Mary Wangui, for 14 days until they complete their inquiries.
The suspect must stay at the Menengai Police Station for two weeks before appearing in court to enter a plea, according to a directive from Chief Magistrate Elena Nderitu.
Detectives will gather information from the suspect’s phone during this time. Before appearing in court to answer for murder, he will also be transferred to Nakuru Level Five Hospital for a mental assessment.
“The suspect will be detained at Menengai Police station until January 27 when the case will be mentioned to confirm if the officers have completed their investigations before he answers to murder charges,” ruled the magistrate.
Who was Micah Kiprotich?
Kiprotich, 26, has been connected to her savage murder. The body of a 21-year-old woman was discovered last month abandoned near Ngata-Bridge on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.
The magistrate stated that the situation required her to approve the police’s request due to the scope and intricacy of the investigations as provided by the investigating officer Jared Omusungu.
Detective Omusungu from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations claimed in his appeal before the court that the suspect vanished after committing the crime until he was found on January 11 hiding along the Kitale-Eldoret road.
Is the Suspect fit to stand trial?
The police sought more time to have the suspect taken through a mental assessment to establish whether he is fit to stand trial. According to the investigating officer, police also wanted more time to extract some samples from the suspect which will be taken to the government chemist for analysis.
Mr. Omusungu also informed the court that the suspect’s phone will be taken to the cybercrime section so that important information that would aid the investigations could be extracted.
The detective begged the judge to allow them more time, saying, “We pray to the court to grant us additional days to complete our investigations. We are yet to record testimonies from witnesses if the court provides us 14 days will be of help.”
On Wednesday night, Mr. Kiprotich, a medical student at Kabarak University, was smoked out of his hiding place in Uasin Gishu County.
Initial Level Investigations
Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo said the suspect, a Kabarak University student, was smoked out of his hideout in Uasin Gishu County on Wednesday night.
He said the 26-year-old student has been on police radar for the past month. Mr. Mwanzo said their investigations revealed that the suspect sent money to Ms. Wangui. She was supposed to use the money as a bus fare to the venue of the party.
He said the police established that the suspect was the last person to be with the deceased in the area where her body was found. He, however, said the nature of the crime could not have been committed by one person.
Cyprian, Is Nyakundi Posted
A family in Gilgil is calling for justice following the death of their 21-year-old daughter Angeline Mary Wangui who was murdered and her body dumped on Ngata Bridge along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway.
Mountain Nationalist Posted
21-year-old daughter Angeline Mary Wangui’s body was found dumped at Ngata Bridge in Nakuru after she was reported missing. May God help her family cope with the loss.
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