Police Go After DJ Who Dumped Lover's Body on Road

  • The late Purity Wangeci whose body was found by the roadside in Kiambu.
    The late Purity Wangeci whose body was found by the roadside in Kiambu.
    The Standard
  • UPDATE Sunday, May 15: Three suspects have been arrested in the brutal killing of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) student Purity Wangechi.

    They were classified as the main murder suspect and two of his accomplices.

    The mastermind John Wanyoike Kibungi, 24, was smoked out of his hideout at Kirigiti in the wee hours of the morning as he prepared to escape.


    Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect identified as VDJ Flex after the body of his girlfriend was found mutilated by the roadside in Kiambu County.

    In a statement shared on Saturday, May 14, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) indicated that the deceased, identified as Purity Wangeci Kiringa, had gone to visit her boyfriend after class on Friday, May 13, at Kiringiti.

    The duo is then said to have fallen out after Wangeci confronted the DJ for having a secret life in crime.

    "Preliminary investigations by crime scene detectives who immediately kicked off forensic investigations into the murder established that the deceased left college yesterday, to visit her boyfriend who lives in Kirigiti, Kiambu county.

    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
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    "According to her friends who were interviewed by the sleuths at the college, Purity and the boyfriend recently had a misunderstanding, after she discovered that he was a thug and confronted him with the facts," read the statement in part.

    The detectives further concluded that Wangeci had been killed elsewhere and her body dumped along the road.

    She had sustained stab wounds and was also strangled when her lifeless body was found by a passerby who then alerted the police officers.

    "Purity’s lifeless body that had visible stab wounds and strangulation marks was found dumped by the roadside at around 6 a.m., by a passerby who immediately notified Kiambu-based crime busters.

    "Upon arrival at the scene, the detectives established that the 19-year-old had been killed elsewhere and her body dumped at the scene by her killers," added the statement.

    Bloodstained bedding, clothes and Purity’s identification documents were also recovered at the scene of the crime.

    Detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) were dispatched to hunt down the suspect who has gone missing.

    The teenager’s body was moved to the City mortuary, pending an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.

    File Photo of Police Car
    File Photo of Police Car
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