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KCSE Candidate, 17, Confesses to Killing 41-Year-Old Taxi Driver

Police in Kiambaa, Kiambu County are holding a Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate who confessed to commuting murder.

According to reports, the student identified as Elijah is said to have killed a taxi driver, 40-year-old Stephen Kimani. 

Kimani met his death after being promised KSh 30,000 by the student if he was willing to transport the 17-year-old to his rural home. 

Elijah was seeking to travel to Kisii where he claimed to have a patient admitted at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.

The two left Nairobi for Kisii on the night of February 11 and arrived at the hospital the following day at around 9 am. 

While in Kisii, Elijah is said to have called his contact, Maxwell Nyangoya who said the patient’s relative who was set to pay for the taxi was in Kericho town.  

When the relative failed to appear, Nyangoya and the two left for Kericho with Elijah promising the taxi driver KSh 15,000 on top of the agreed amount. 

A police vehicle PHOTO/COURTESY

However, Elijah confessed that they turned against the driver and stabbed him in the neck and the stomach before disposing of his body at a thicker in Kipranya, a village in Kericho County. 

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) tracked the two using mobile data and recovered Kimani’s motor vehicle at Elijah’s home.

“He confessed to killing Kimani jointly with another suspect. He led the officers to a thicket in Kipranya village where they dumped the body. Officers from Sondu collected the body from the scene,” read a police report.

Elijah and Nyangoya are expected to face charges of murder, robbery with violence, and kidnapping.

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