Nairobi Hospital’s Acting Finance Director, Eric Maigo, may have met a tragic end at the hands of a minor, according to a recent statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The DCI issued a statement on Friday, revealing that they had identified a suspect believed to be between 15 to 17 years old in connection with Maigo’s murder. This development comes after the discovery of clothing believed to have been worn by the young female suspect in Kibra, Nairobi.
The recovered items, a red checkered shirt and a grey pair of animal-print pants, were found in a semi-permanent wooden shack in the Bombolulu village within the sprawling Kibira settlement, as reported by the DCI.
Further investigations have revealed that the suspect had sat for her KCPE examination at an approved school in Dagoretti between 2021 and 2022.
Detectives are now appealing to the public for any information that could aid in the immediate arrest of the murder suspect.
Eric Maigo met his untimely demise on the early hours of Friday, September 15, 2023, at his residence in Woodley, Nairobi. The young suspect was captured leaving Maigo’s home at Woodley Annex-Upper, and it is believed she was involved in the gruesome murder before escaping through the rear exit, according to the DCI.
Two blood-stained knives, believed to be the murder weapons, were recovered from the crime scene.
“While detectives work tirelessly to apprehend the female suspect, we urge members of the public to provide any information that may lead to her immediate arrest,” the DCI emphasized.
Neighbours in the Woodley Annex apartment complex recounted hearing Maigo and the suspect arrive home on Thursday, September 14, playing music late into the night. It was only the following day that they heard Maigo’s cries for help.
Concerned by the distressing sounds, neighbours knocked on Maigo’s door, only to be met by a woman who reassured them that everything was fine but claimed she couldn’t find the keys to open the door. As Maigo’s groans for help persisted, the neighbours insisted on entering, prompting the woman inside to refuse to open the door.
Panicked and growing increasingly worried, the neighbours sought the assistance of the apartment complex’s security, requesting that no one be allowed to leave the premises while they reported the matter to the authorities.
When the police arrived at the scene, they discovered that the suspected woman had vanished, and Maigo’s lifeless body lay on the floor. The investigation indicated that two knives had been used in the attack, both of which were recovered in the house. Fingerprints analysis suggested that only one person had handled the knives, implicating them as the suspected killer, as reported by the police.