Son Confesses to Killing Entire Family


A 23-year-old university student linked to the brutal killing of his family members in their Karura home, Kimabu County has confessed to the murder.

A son to a couple which was killed in cold blood together with three others in Karura area, Kiambu county has confessed he committed the cold blood incident.

He was arrested Friday, January 9 as a prime suspect into the incident after he had missing since Tuesday, January 5 when his parents, two brothers and a worker were brutally murdered at their home in Kiambaa Constituency.

Lawrence Simon Warunge, the son to the slain couple, confessed to killing the construction worker first by allegedly hacking him to death upon intense interrogation by the police.

Shocked villages outside the gate of a house where five family members were brutally murdered at Karuri village, Kiambaa, Kiambu County on January 6, 2020. Photo/Courtesy

He told the police that he accessed his parent’s house through the rear door and proceeded to kill his mother before pouncing on his cousin who rushed to aid his mother killing him too.

The suspect then went to his brother’s bedroom and killed him.

Lawrence said he then caught up with his father-Nicholas Njenga Warunge and killed him in cold blood as he tries to escape from him after he broke one of his legs after jumping off a balcony.

“He says the father was hit by an electric cable as he ran away and jumped off the balcony and was indisposed further after he fractured a leg.

“This gave him time to catch up with him and killed him like a snake,” said an officer who had heard the confession.

The university student further told the detectives that he murdered the five using a kitchen knife at about 8 pm and then went to nearby Wangige shopping centre where he took a public service vehicle to Mai Mahiu while carrying the killer weapon and other recovered evidence.

After he was arrested, he led detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to the IDP area in Maai Mahiu, Nakuru County, where they recovered the killer weapon- a kitchen knife-, clothes, shoes and a piece of paper.

Relatives and residents of Karura village grief outside the home of a Kiambu family. Photo/Courtesy

He had thrown the exhibits to a pit latrine. Police dug the wall of the latrine and used ropes to recover the exhibits from the 20-feet deep pit.

He also took police to an open field in the same area where he said he burnt some of the evidence.

Lawrence claims he killed the five members of his family alone but police said they are open to a possibility there were other players.

DCI boss George Kinoti told the Nation that fingerprint analysis confirmed the presence of at least three people at the scene of the crime adding that two suspects were already in custody.

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