The chief suspect in the killing of 24-year-old Pauline Wangari, a Murang’a prison warder, has revealed what transpired on the fateful night.
Joseph Ochieng’ told investigating officers in Murang’a that Monday, May 13, 209.was the first time he met face-to-face with Wangari.
Ochieng also aged 24 said he had initially been communicating with Wangari through Face book. He also claims to be an artist and was born and bred in Kisumu.
“He described his relationship with the suspect as ‘just a friendship’,”
He told detectives how traveled from Nairobi that morning to meet the deceased for the first time.
According to the suspect, an argument with Wangari ensued after she refused to take hard drugs which he had taken with him to her rented house in Kiharu, Murang’a County.
Prior to the tiff, the two are reported to have spent a significant part of Monday evening indoors allegedly smoking bhang and having sex- according to the suspect.
His testimony reveals that it was during the heated argument that he started strangling her and she fell down with a thud.
“Sent into panic mode, the suspect narrated how he reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed her in the chest, neck and abdomen, and, thereafter, put the knife firmly in her grip in a bid to make it look like Wangari had killed herself,” a DCI officer said.
Sources indicate that the suspect was captured on CCTV cameras entering Pauline Wangari’s house at 9pm on Monday, and he left at 3am on Tuesday.
The cameras further showed the suspect carrying the deceased’s bag, her phone and a TV set. Ochieng was arrested on Thursday at 5pm May 16, 2019 at a roadblock placed at Kipsitet area in Kericho County.
Pauline Wangari, a constable at Murang’a GK Prison, was found naked on her bed early Wednesday, with her entire bedding soaked in blood. She had been stabbed multiple times in the head, abdomen and neck.
In her lifeless state, a roll of bhang was — ostensibly — placed between her lips, and a kitchen knife firmly clutched in her right hand.
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