Ksh200,000 Cash Reward For Serial Killer On The Run- Sonko
Sonko took to his social media accounts on Wednesday, October 13 to express his disappointment after learning that Wanjala had escaped from custody at the Jogoo Road Police Station in Nairobi
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has offered a Ksh200,000 cash reward to anyone who will provide information leading to the rearrest of the 20-year-old serial killer Masten Wanjala.
Sonko took to his social media accounts on Wednesday, October 13 to express his disappointment after learning that Wanjala had escaped from custody at the Jogoo Road Police Station in Nairobi, where he was being held.
He was expected to appear at the Makadara Law Courts on Wednesday, October 13 to answer to 13 counts of murder. It remains unclear as to how Wanjala was able to slither away from the cells.
Self-confessed serial killer Masten Wanjala leads DCI homicide detectives to a home in Bungoma County where he claimed to have buried some of his victims after killing them. /CITIZEN DIGITAL
"Suspected child serial killer Masten Wanjalla has escaped from Jogoo road police station. I'm offering a reward of Ksh200,000/= to anyone who will give information that will lead to the arrest of this animal by the police.
Kamukunji Member of Parliament Yusuf Hassan also received the news with shock, noting that the police should account for what happened that led to Wanjala's disappearance.
He demanded Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai, the National Police Service (NPS) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to ensure that he is brought to book once again.
"I’m shocked to hear this serial killer has escaped. This is unacceptable. This guy poses a real threat to our children. @IG_NPS, @NPSC_KE, @DCI_Kenya must ensure that he’s taken off our streets quickly and placed behind bars," he urged.
The calls by Hassan and Sonko to the police come amidst resurrected fears that he could go on his killing spree once again, targeting children.
Wanjala was arrested by the DCI on Wednesday, July 14 after he confessed to kidnapping and killing two children Charles Opindo Bala, 13, and Junior Mutuku Musyoki, 12, who disappeared on Wednesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 7 respectively in Shauri Moyo, Nairobi.
Wanjala then led detectives to the spot where he murdered the children and disposed of their bodies in Kabete.
"Wanjala, who is believed to have murdered over 10 minors, led detectives to the spot where he committed the beastly act and disposed of the bodies in Kabete.
"He had earlier contacted Musyoki’s mother Felista Wayua, demanding for a ransom of Ksh50,000 in exchange for her son’s freedom. Opindo’s father Tony Opindo, whose son never returned home from Sagaret Primary School in Majengo, was asked to send Ksh30,000 to buy his son’s freedom," read the detectives in their statement.
Masten Milimu Wanjala accused of killing 13 children. /FILE