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Detectives recover clothes believed to be of Nairobi Hospital finance chief’s killer

By Winnie Onyando September 22nd, 2023 2 min read

Detectives have made a significant breakthrough in the investigation of the murder of Eric Maigo, the Acting Finance Director of Nairobi Hospital, who was brutally killed on September 15, 2023.

In the latest developments in case, detectives have revealed that they have recovered clothes believed to have been worn by the main suspect responsible for the heinous crime.

The clothes, a red checkered shirt and a pair of grey animal-print pants, were discovered in a semi-permanent wooden shack deep within the sprawling Kibra slums.

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“The clothes a red checkered shirt and a grey pair of animal-print pants were found in a semi-permanent wooden shack in Bombolulu village, deep inside the sprawling Kibra settlement,” the DCI revealed through a post in X (formerly known as Twitter) page.

The primary suspect in the case, who the police believe is between 15 to 17 years old, is currently on the run. She reportedly attended the Dagoretti Approved School and sat for her KCPE examination between 2021 and 2022.

Detectives have appealed to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect’s arrest. The police have asked members of the public to avail information that they have about the suspect to the nearest police station or contact the #FichuakwaDCI hotline at 0800 722 203.

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Maigo was killed in the early hours of September 15, 2023, at his home in Woodley, Nairobi. His lifeless body was found in a pool of blood next to his bed. Two bloodstained knives, believed to be the murder weapons, were recovered from the scene.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Saturday revealed that Maigo had sustained 25 stab wounds to his chest, neck, and face.

According to government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor, the cause of death was attributed to severe external and internal bleeding. Dr Oduor has shared his findings with the investigative team.

Detectives believe that the suspect was seen leaving Maigo’s home in Woodley Annex-Upper after the murder and managed to escape through the rear exit. Friends and neighbours of the deceased have reported that they do not recognize the mysterious woman.

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