Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have arrested the main suspect in the murder of former acting communication director of the National Lands Commission Jennifer Itumbi.

Peter Mwangi Njenga alias Ole Sankale is said to have been seen with the deceased on the fateful day of March 12, 2021.

“Acting communication director of the National Lands Commission Jennifer Itumbi’s murder suspect, finally identified, arrested and placed in custody,” the DCI said in a tweet.

Njenga committed the gruesome murder with other suspects who are still at large, according to the DCI.

“Peter Mwangi Njenga alias Ole Sankale, has been identified as the main suspect, among others at large in the heinous murder. The detectives through criminal intelligence first forensically placed the suspect at the scene of crime,” added the DCI.

According to the DCI, the suspect was a jailbird.

“The CRIB detectives went on overdrive research and profiling of the suspect and established shocking intelligence reports. It was confirmed that the suspect was a jailbird. Our criminal data system was mined and indeed confirmed the suspect had committed similar offences,” one of the tweets from the DCI reads.

Itumbi went missing on Friday, March 12, 2021 and her body was found in the City Mortuary on Monday, March 15 with the pathological report indicating that she was raped before being executed by strangulation.

The deceased was a key state witness in a 122 million shillings’ graft case in which she was set to be cross-examined after having already testified.

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