Following Sharon Otieno’s murder case detectives now believe that the killers were after her seven-month-old foetus.
According to Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, the killers ensured that they stabbed the baby. An autopsy showed that she was strangled and stabbed eight times four on the back, three on the neck, and once on the left side of her abdomen leading to excessive bleeding.
Mr Kinoti has further added that has evidence that will lead to the successful prosecution of those who planned and executed the kidnapping and subsequent killing of Ms. Otieno
Detectives believe a well-organised gang headed by a godfather and comprising an agent and several hitmen carefully planned and executed the double homicide that has shocked the nation.
Kinoti further said, “The godfather hatched the plan, “He is the key person who procured the offence and has a direct link to the agent, who is already in our custody.” He revealed that the agent was well connected to the hitmen who executed the actual kidnapping and murder of the student.
In addition he said, “This is an organised criminal ring that requires careful investigation and arrest so that we do not detain the wrong person, and also so that those we arrest do not jeopardise the arrests of others.”
“The ring is thickening,” said Mr Kinoti. “The probe is bringing in more and more suspects as the days go by. Even those involved in the remotest way possible are as guilty as the person who actually stabbed Ms Otieno to death.”
Officers privy to the investigation told the Nation that the DCI has dispatched teams to locations where key persons of interest have been located, and that the suspects’ movements are being monitored as the police wait for directions to arrest them systematically.
“We also have to ensure, albeit in secrecy, that these suspects are safe, including the one that is already in custody, whom we believe is the man at the centre of the whole plot,” an officer who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter revealed.