Two suspects that are currently being held in connection to the chilling and disturbing murder of eight year old Kitengela girl Shantel Nzembi took the whole court by surprise, and more so, the prosecutor.
The two suspects were appearing before Kajiado resident magistrate Edwin Mulochi.
Shantel Nzembi was murdered and her body found disposed in a gunny bag still within Kajiado County. Nzembi’s body, according to multiple sources, was inside a trench. It was wrapped in a light blue bed sheet with claims that she might have been defiled before being killed.
Prior to the spectacle, the court was told how Otengo, a boda boda operator within Kitengela town, was arrested at Orata area in Kitengela, Kajiado county, on Wednesday. He was allegedly in possession of a mobile phone believed to have been used to seek ransom from the deceased’s mother.
Mikuhu was according to the prosecution, nabbed at around 9pm on the same day. He is suspected to have used his ID to register an Airtel number where the ransom was allegedly wired to. A third suspect has since been arrested.
During yesterday’s bail application hearing, the prosecutor asked magistrate Edwin Mulochi to deny the two bail and give investigators ten more days in order for them to conclude with their investigations. To everyone’s surprise, the two didn’t object to this. Opposite to what was expected, that they would put up a legal fight, and use their right to bail as an argument to walk away, they instead shockingly gave tacit approval.
Mulochi directed that the suspects be detained at Kitengela police station where they were held before being produced in court.
Nzembi, who was a Grade 2 pupil, went missing on Saturday from her home in Ashut area in Kitengela.
Once a police report was filed and a search kicked off, the 8-year old’s body was found dumped at Orata, Noonkopir, on Monday.