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Police arrest murder, theft suspect in city



A murder convict believed to be behind the October 15 killing of a foreigner in Kilimani, Nairobi and other robberies in the city has been arrested and crucial exhibits reportedly recovered.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Sunday evening arrested Peter Waithaka in Makongeni estate, Nairobi, following investigations into his involvement in a series of robberies.

“His arrest followed a 48-hour well calculated operation conducted by the Kilimani-based sleuths, who used bait to trap the serial killer who has previously served six years behind bars for a similar offence,” the DCI said.

The suspect, who was released recently from prison, took detectives to his house in Wangige, Kiambu County, where crucial exhibits related to the robberies were recovered.

In the October incident, Waithaka, with two accomplices on a motorbike, is suspected to have accosted Alex Marcopaulo at the MenelikNgong Road junction and took away a rucksack that he was carrying.

“One of them then whipped out a pistol and shot Marcopaulo once in the right side of the chest, before taking off on a motorbike. He died while undergoing treatment,” police said.


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