Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a suspected serial killer and rapist who has been terrorizing residents of Ruiru, Kiambu County, Kenya.
According to a statement released by DCI on Thursday, the suspect, Paul Magara Morara, who is believed to be a member of a cult, has been killing women and stealing their panties. The DCI revealed that the suspect has brutally killed three women and seriously injured four others.
The statement from the DCI read in part: “Paul Magara Morara, 29, who has killed three ladies and seriously injured four within the period, was arrested in a scrupulous operation by Ruiru-based detectives, who were acting on an attempted murder report”.
Magara has remained on the detective’s list of wanted persons since 2020, but the masked hitman was only known by his popular name, Mkisii. Kenya, Kenya
According to the DCI, the masked Magara occasionally struck ladies in the late hours, killing and seriously injuring some before removing and escaping with their panties.
The DCI revealed that Magara’s heinous acts began in 2020 at Kiunguru area around Ruiru Bypass, when a woman who had been seen with him a night before was found dead in her room, with one of her breasts chopped off.
Following the scanty leads obtained from the crime scene, detectives pursued the anonymous perpetrator for months but in vain. Later in January 2021, a young lady who worked at a hair company was found murdered at a local lodging in a similar style, moments after she was spotted with Magara.
After months of receiving several related murder and attempted murder incidents all reported by female victims, another lady was found murdered in her rental house at Magorofani area of Wataalam.
According to the DCI, the mysterious agent of death had caused untold panic and terror in the area, with word having it that a vampire was roaming in the dark hunting down women.
In what called for a round-the-clock manhunt for the perpetrator by all Ruiru sub-county officers, the killer struck again on September 7. The culprit broke into the house of two sisters aged 18 and 19, where he stabbed and left them to die. However, one of them survived and is still admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
As the pursuit for him heightened, the bloodthirsty monster crept into the house of a couple when they were deep asleep early in the morning, stabbing the woman at the neck and vanishing in the dark in seconds.
According to the statement from the DCI, the husband rushed his 22-yr-old lactating woman to the hospital, amidst shock as to how their attacker managed to master their padlock from outside, executed the attack and disappeared as he soundly snored. The woman is however recuperating well.
Believing that the attacker was still around Wataalam at that early hour, Police in Ruiru launched a thorough comb of the area. Luckily, they managed to nab four suspects and recovered a mobile phone that belonged to one of the sisters attacked in the September 7 incident. Kenya , Kenya
According to the DCI, after hours of interrogations, the four revealed that one of them, 25-year-old Moses Moogi Okemwa, was an accomplice of the prime suspect, who jointly executed some of the attacks.
Ruiru detectives who had camped meters from the house of Magara’s brother ambushed the prime suspect and arrested him.
According to the DCI, “the dusty 29-year-old had a backpack containing a hammer, 7 female panties, and an electric bulb holder.
“Further investigations have so far revealed that Magara joined a cult back in 2013, which promised to be paying him for every kill on a woman. Strangely, showing a woman’s pants would confirm that he indeed deserved pay. He had however been double-crossed after a 30,000 Kenyan Shillings down payment, but continued with the monstrous attacks”.
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