Suspected serial killer Masten Milimu Wanjala
Suspected serial killer Masten Milimu Wanjala

After escaping police custody, self-confessed blood-drinking child killer Masten Milimo Wanjala has been lynched by an irate mob in Bungoma.

Wanjala, 25, escaped from Jogoo Road police station cells on Wednesday morning as remandees and others were being separated from the general population.

He has led police to crime scenes, reenacted them, made voice recordings and showed investigators his scrapbook detailing the murders. 

He often posed as a football coach.

He was expected in court for mention of some cases under investigation. He was expected to plead to five of 14 cases. All but one were boys and most were drugged, then strangled or bludgeoned. 

Wanjala told police he sometimes opened their veins after strangling his victims, then drank their blood.

Police officials who were on duty said they realised Wanjala was missing at 7am as they were conducting roll call.

He could have escaped Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Wanjala is said to have travelled to his home immediately after the prison break. He later joined a football match the following day assuming all was well.

Three police officers who were on duty when self-confessed serial killer Masten Wanjala escaped from police custody were on Thursday arraigned at the Milimani court.

The police are seeking 14 days to detain the officers - Phillip Mbithi, Boniface Mutuma and Precious Mwinzi - to allow them to conclude investigations.

In an affidavit by Chief Inspector Wanga Masake, the state says the three officers were arrested on October 13 on suspicion of having committed an offence of aiding a prisoner to escape contrary to Section 124 of the Penal Code.

Masake said the three were alleged to have neglected to prevent Wanjala's escape - a duty they were bound to perform under the National Police Service Act.

“The offence occurred on the night of October 12 and 13 and the escapee has not been rearrested,” the affidavit states.

Check out photos of Masten Wanjala after the lynching.

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