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Kirinyaga: Man, 37, arrested over defilement, murder of four-year-old girl

In Summary

  • Gichugu DCIO Millicent Ochuka says the girl went missing on her way home from school.
  • Her body was found in Karaani River by a woman cleaning a polythene bag.

Kirinyaga-based Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have arrested a man accused of rape and murder of four-year-old girl in Kimunye, Kirinyaga East sub-County.

Peter Kanini Muchiri, 37, was smoked out from his hideout on Friday morning, August 13 and is currently being held at Kianyaga Police Station.

Girl’s body discovered in a river

Gichugu sub-County DCIO Millicent Ochuka says the minor went missing on Monday, August 9. She was allegedly heading home from Mugumo Primary School along with two of her friends.

Her body was discovered on Thursday evening, August 12 near River Karaani by a woman who had gone to clean a polythene bag used to carry tea leaves.

A team probing the matter led by Deputy County Commissioner James Wanyoike visited the girl’s family where he disclosed to them that the suspect was in custody.

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