Kenyan child killer escapes from police custody

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A  serial child killer Masten Wanjala, 20, has escaped from police custody in Nairobi.

Wanjala, who recently confessed to killing 10 children in Bungoma, western Kenya, reportedly escaped from police cells in Nairobi under unclear circumstances.

Wanjala was arrested in July this year in connection with two missing children aged 13 and 12.

Following his arrest, he led police to where he had dumped the bodies of the minors – Charles Opindo Bala and Junior Mutuku Musyoki – in Spring Valley estate, Westlands and near Kabete Approved School in Nairobi

Secret murderous campaigns
Wanjala   confessed to a secret murderous campaign spanning six years and in more than four counties where he executed all his victims single-handedly, some with his bare hands.

He has carried out  kidnapping and slaughtering at  least 13 children in Nairobi  and its environs as the city reeled under a spiraling wave of abductions. These are Bungoma county and kimilili constituency.

In Bungoma County, he led detectives to several scenes where he claimed to have buried some of his victims.

In a village in Kimilili Constituency, one of the victims, nine-year-old Emmanuel Wafula, was defiled and killed before his body was dumped in a pit latrine in the area in February 2019.

Wanjala claimed he marked the calendar and kept a record of his dark victories by scribbling names on dates.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), he allegedly covered his tracks by dumping the bodies of his victims in pit latrines, sewage pools and thickets.

EA/Olajumoke/ Qasim

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