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Loitering ‘Naivasha Vampire’ to spend more time in remand

Mr Geoffrey Njoroge Matheri, who was acquitted of killing women and sucking their blood in 2008 but rearrested last week for loitering, will remain in remand until February 22, Nakuru Resident Magistrate Faith Muguongo ruled on Thursday.

Mr Matheri had on Monday denied that he was found loitering in Nakuru Town on October 20.

The prosecution told the court that Mr Matheri who was arrested at 10:30 pm alone at a bus terminal had intended to use a screw driver to commit robbery within the town centre.


Mr Matheri, however, informed the court that he was heading to a pharmacy to purchase pain killers after attending an evening night Kesha (fellowship) at Kingdom Seekers Fellowship in town.

“The screw driver belonged to a church gateman from whom I had borrowed to scratch my itching leg inside the plaster before I left to buy some pain killers,” said Mr Matheri.

In 2008, Mr Matheri shocked the nation when he confessed to detectives of abducting, raping and sucking women blood, which earned him the nickname ‘Naivasha Vampire.’

But on July 29, he was acquitted of the murder charges by Nakuru High Court Judge Maureen Odero who cited lack of strong evidence.