A man suspected to have killed his girlfriend and fled to Busia in a bid to cross the border to Uganda has been flushed from his hide-out.
Thomas Muthee is the main suspect behind the brutal murder of one Naneu Muthoni, who was found murdered in her house on November 14, at Onyonka.
He was arrested along the Kenya-Uganda border in Malaba, where he has been hiding since the murder was reported.
In the 48-hour operation conducted by sleuths from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) based at Nairobi Area and their DCI Langata counterparts, the suspect who had a hunch that detectives were on his trail was found drunk hoping from one drinking den to another.
He is believed to have masterminded the gruesome murder of his lover whose lifeless body was found sprawled on a sofa, with a deep cut on the forehead and blood oozing from her nose.
Patterns of blood splatter were also visible on the walls and floor of the one-bedroomed house, which was conclusively documented by detectives drawn from the forensic crime scene investigations unit, based at the DCI National Forensic laboratory.
At the time of the suspect’s arrest, some personal effects belonging to the deceased were recovered from him.
The suspect is currently being processed at Malaba Police station before being transferred to Langata police station, where he will be charged with murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code and produced before court to answer to his crimes.