A Nairobi mechanic on Friday confessed to killing the Murang’a prison warder found dead on Wednesday.
Joseph Ochieng’, 23, was arrested while driving in Muhoroni. He told police that he killed Pauline Wangari after a quarrel at her home in Murang’a town.
His confession was taken by Kericho DCI officers before he was handed to Murang’a police for further interrogation. It was recorded on video.
The trained mechanic told police he met Wangari for the first time that night after dating for three months on Facebook.
He told detectives how he travelled from Nairobi that morning to meet the deceased for the first time.
Their date went swimmingly well with the couple spending the better part of Monday evening indoors allegedly smoking bhang.
However, later in the evening they had a tiff.
According to Ochieng’s testimony, it was during the heated argument that he started strangling her and she fell down with a thud.
“Sent into panic mode, the suspect narrated how he reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed her in the chest, neck and abdomen, and, thereafter, put the knife firmly in her grip in a bid to make it look like Wangari had killed herself,” said the DCI officer.
In his testimony, the suspect further claimed prior to the quarrel, he and Pauline Wangari got intimate something a medical examination on Wangari is yet to authenticate.
Sources indicate that the suspect was captured on CCTV cameras entering Pauline Wangari’s house at 9pm on Monday, and he left at 3am on Tuesday.
The cameras further showed the suspect carrying the deceased’s bag, her phone and a TV set.
Ochieng was arrested on Thursday at 5pm May 16, 2019 at a roadblock placed at Kipsitet area in Kericho County.