A killer who was arrested by detectives one month ago for the brutal murder of a Nakuru-based businesswoman, Veronica Kanini, yesterday led DCI officers to two other graves where he had buried other victims.
The serial killer whose names are Moses Kipchirchir Ruto, 34, led Mogotio-based detectives to two shallow graves where he had buried a woman believed to have been his wife and her infant son.
Mr. Ruto made the revelation after being grilled by detectives, who suspected that Kanini was probably not the killer’s only victim.
On December 26, 2021, after hours of grilling, Ruto finally confessed to killing Purity Chebet, 24 and her baby boy Ezra who was one and a half years old. He killed them in early September before burying their remains along the banks of River Molo in Mogotio, Baringo County, a few metres from where he would later bury Kanini.
The serial killer who was married to Chebet told detectives that he committed the act after a family feud and yesterday morning, he led the detectives to the spot where he had buried the two.
After digging through the spot, the decomposed remains of mother and son were exhumed, a few metres from where Kanini’s body was discovered on November 24, 2021.
The suspect is believed to have been in a clandestine love affair with Kanini, before they fell out after Kanini told him that she had found another man. Ruto who didn’t take the breakup kindly, resorted to killing Kanini in cold blood.
Detectives believe that the suspect has committed more murders and are working around the clock in order to locate the rest of the graves.
Meanwhile, the suspect will be presented to court in order to take plea on January 21, 2022, for the murder of Veronica Kanini.
It is very likely that the authorities will add more murder charges to the killer after finding the decomposing bodies of the two other victims. If convicted of one or more of the alleged murders, the killer could be slapped with a death sentence or life in prison.