DCI on Friday, January 31 said the prime suspect, Mary Mwimali Kavua is being held over the brutal killing.
Mwimali was arrested at Diani in Ukunda County, where she is said to heva escaped to after allegedly committing the crime.
32-Year-Old Mary Mwikali KAVUU, the prime suspect in the Brutal Murder of a 78-year-old German national Mr. Detering HERMAN on 28th January, 2020 has this evening been arrested at Diani in South Coast by @DCI_Kenya Detectives based at the Headquarters. Suspect placed in custody. pic.twitter.com/hZuHOtooKi
On Wednesday, Detering’s body was found lying in a pool of blood in his room at Moriema Cottages where he had been living since December 4 last year.
The victim's lifeless body was found at his room in Moriema Cottages by a receptionist, who reported the incident to the police. Forensic Analysis which placed the suspect at the Scene of Crime led the detectives handling the case to her hideout in Diani, triggering her arrest.
According to a report by Daily Nation, the victim’s body was lying on the floor near the bed and had deep cuts. There were blood stains on the bed, floor and wall.
Further investigations ongoing to establish the motive behind the appalling killing. Suspect to be arraigned once necessary police procedure is complete.
A manager of the cottages where the German tourist stayed they became suspicious after he failed to open his door for cleaning.
He called police who upon gaining entry found the German’s lifeless body.
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