Suspected serial killer and rapist who has been terrorizing residents of Ruiru, Kiambu County for months has been arrested.
Paul Magara Morara, 29, is suspected to have killed three ladies and seriously injured four others in the last four months.
Magara, who is believed to be a member of a cult, has been attacking women in the hours of darkness, killing and injuring some before removing and escaping with their panties, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
“…Magara has remained in the detectives list of wanted persons since 2020, but the masked hitman was only known by his alias name, Mkisii,” DCI says in a report.
The first such incident was reported in 2020 at Kiunguru area around Ruiru Bypass, where a woman who had been seen with a man a night before was found dead in her room, with one of her breasts chopped off. Detectives pursued the anonymous perpetrator for months but in vain.
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.
Police later received 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.
On September 7th, the suspect allegedly broke into the house of two sisters aged 18 and 19, where he stabbed and left them for the dead. One of them is still admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
On Wednesday, Mogara is said to have crept into the house of a couple when they were deep asleep, stabbing the woman in the neck before vanishing. The 22-year-old lactating woman was rushed to hospital, where she is currently recuperating.
Police in Ruiru launched a thorough comb of the area and managed to arrest four suspects and recovered a mobile phone belonging to one of the sisters attacked in the September 7th incident.
Upon interrogation, the suspects identified one of them Moses Moogi Okemwa, 25, as an accomplice of Magara.
On Thursday morning, detectives who had camped near the house of Magara's brother ambushed him as he headed to have breakfast at his kin's place.
Magara was carrying a backpack containing a hammer, seven female panties and an electrical bulb holder.
“Further investigations has 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 a pay,” DCI noted.
“He had however been double-crossed after a Sh30,000 down-payment, but continued with the monstrous attacks.”