Kiambu Murders: Survivor Speaks on Lucky Escape

  • Lawrence Warunge and Sarah Muthoni when they appeared in court on January 11, 2021.
    Lawrence Warunge and Sarah Muthoni when they appeared in court on January 11, 2021.
  • New details have emerged in the murder of four family members and a worker in Kiambaa, Kiambu County, after a survivor disclosed how he outran, Lawrence Warunge, who has confessed to killing his family members.

    A report by Citizen TV on Sunday, January 18, indicated that the survivor, who preferred that his identity remain concealed, revealed that he escaped death by a whisker on the fateful night.

    "He chased me, but I ran as fast as I could. I heard footsteps behind me, but I kept running. I arrived home late that night, on a motorcycle," stated the survivor.

    Emotional send-off of Kiambu family who were murdered on January 5, 2021.
    Emotional send-off of Kiambu family who were murdered on January 5, 2021.
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    According to the man, he arrived in the compound and went to one of the houses where he saw blood at the door.

    "The lights were switched on, and I could see a dead body," he stated.

    "I looked inside the house and saw Warunge and decided to run. I heard footsteps following me, and so I didn't stop," added the man noting that he hid himself in a banana plantation.

    He would later inform the suspect's uncle, who called the police.

    Sources reveal that Warunge may have disguised himself as a woman as he executed his family, but the witness account helped to place him at the scene.

    The four family members were murdered on the night of Tuesday, January 5, with Warunge confessing to having carried out the executions.

    Warunge, who is currently in custody, led detectives to a spot where he disposed of the murder weapons and other key exhibits at a pit latrine in Mai Mahiu.

    Postmortem results of all the victims revealed that they had succumbed to multiple stab wounds likely inflicted by the same person.

    Mental results of Warunge and his girlfriend released on Saturday, January 16, indicated that the two were in a stable condition.

    They will thus face murder charges for the deaths of the latter's four family members and a mason at his parent's home. 

    Below is the video of the narration: