22-year-old Lawrence Warunge, a prime suspect in the Kiambu killings that claimed four family members and their worker is unfit to stand trial, a court has ruled.
The ruling was made on Tuesday after a psychiatric report was presented at the Kiambu Law Courts.
Chief magistrate Patricia Gichohi, however, allowed prosecution to detain Warunge for the next 30 days, with further tests to be conducted and to assess whether he will be fit to stand trial.
Warunge’s girlfriend, Sarah Muthoni, has been released and will now be used as a prosecution witness in the murder case.
The two had been detained at Gigiri and Muthaiga Police stations respectively for 14 days.
Warunge, accused of killing his parents and three siblings, had revealed how he executed the heinous act. He has confessed to have drawn his inspiration from Killing Eve the series.
“He first hit on the head using a metal bar and immediately on becoming unconscious, he could stab the chest several times on each of the victims in order to damage respiratory organs,” a detective narrated their findings
Killing Eve is a series centred around the main character, Eve, tracking down a sociopath assassin with a dagger as his weapon. The weapon he used is evident enough that the inspiration came from the series.
The murders of Nicholas Warunge, his wife Ann, children Christian and Maxwell, and a farmhand James Kinyanjui captured the attention of the nation, with many wondering why a 22-year-old university student would resort to such a demonic act.