DCI detectives based in Kapenguria, are drafting murder charges against a suspect who killed his girlfriend and surrendered to the officers on Wednesday.

Nelson Baraza, 29, alias ‘TupaTupa’, walked casually to Kapenguria Police station in West Pokot county, and requested to see the DCIO over a matter that he wanted to report.

DCI boss George Kinoti said that he was led to the criminal investigations office where he told the officers that he had murdered his girlfriend and didn’t want her kin and officers to spend valuable time looking for her.

He therefore requested the officers to accompany him to the location where he had committed the crime and left the body.

Kinoti added that the officers, who were bemused by the man’s confession, questioned him further on the veracity of his claims, since such admissions are hard to come by.

But the man exuded a lot of confidence in his claims, prompting the investigators to accompany him to the murder scene.

"Upon arrival on the foot of Kamatira hills, 10 killometres away from the station, they were confronted by the body of 20-year-old Egla Chepkorir, sprawled under a tree in middle of a maize plantation," Kinoti said.

Baraza explained to detectives that he killed Egla after he found out that she had been in a clandestine love affair with another man.

With the pain of betrayal too much to bear, he lured her to the plantation and brutally murdered her using a leso before walking to the police station to book himself for the murder. 

The Kapenguria based sleuths processed the murder scene, recovered the leso used to murder the victim and arrested Baraza for the self confessed crime.

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