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Suspected serial killer Philip Onyancha acquitted in one murder case

High Court has acquitted suspected serial killer Philip Onyancha of the murder of Jacqueline Chepngetich Misoi on May 30, 2008, in Nairobi.

During the Thursday hearing, Justice Jessie Lesit ruled that the prosecution had provided insufficient evidence to implicate Onyancha, who had denied killing the lady along Mount Kenya building on Kombo Munyiri Road.

“I am convinced that the deceased may have been murdered however there is no evidence that the accused was the author of her death,” Lesit ruled.

She expressed her dissatisfaction with the investigations from the said crime scene.

“All these are disheartening omissions the ones being failure to investigate a stain on the deceased door captured by the crime scene investigator, why would the police not follow this line of investigation? ” the judge posed.

Onyancha is however yet to receive a verdict on allegations of killing Catherine Chelangat in Karen on November 22, 2008.

Onyancha’s sanity in question

In his plea today, the suspect maintained that he was fit for trial, and was not insane, contrary to the prosecution’s report.

Following his arrest in 2010, he underwent a psychiatric examination with Dr. Fredrick Owiti in July 2011. The medical report allegedly revealed that he was suffering from residual schizophrenia.

“I have never been insane before or admitted to a hospital over the same, the prosecution has always been bringing it up that my insanity is unquestionable,” Onyancha said.

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