DCI detectives have arrested a woman suspected to be involved in the murder of a 75-year-old German tourist Herman Detering found dead in Malindi on Wednesday, January 29.

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.

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.

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.

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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