Masten Milimo Wanjala: Serial Killer Escapes From Police Cell

Reports indicate that Milimo escaped from the Jogoo Road Police Station in Nairobi County.

Masten Milimo Wanjala: Serial Killer Escapes From Police Cell

Masten Milimo Wanjala, the 20-year-old suspect arrested on Wednesday, July 14 over the cold-blooded murder of 13 children, has escaped from police custody.

Reports indicate that Milimo escaped from the Jogoo Road Police Station in Nairobi County.

He was expected to appear at the Makadara Law Courts on Wednesday, October 13 to answer to 13 counts of murder.

It remains unclear how the suspect managed to slither out of police custody.

Image of Jogoo Road police station. /CITIZEN DIGITAL

Wanjala had stunned police in his confession on Wednesday, July 14 by revealing that he lured small children to his dragnet to kill them.

In bizarre circumstances, the 20-year-old admitted to sucking the children’s blood before killing them.

"Ni kama tu spirit tu huniingia...but saa zingine mimi huwa tu poa nachezanga ball vizuri hata watu wananijua (it's as if I get possessed by a demon...I'm sometimes normal and even play soccer with others well...people even know me to be mild-mannered," Wanjala stated.

Wanjala led detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to two crime scenes in Machakos county, five in Nairobi and two in Kajiado, bringing the total to nine.

He on Wednesday, September 1 also led the detectives from the DCI's Homicide Unit to a home in Bungoma County where he claimed to have buried some of his victims.

The team also visited Sosio village in Kimilili Constituency, where one of his victims, a 9-year-old was allegedly murdered and his body was dumped in a pit latrine in February 2019.

Detectives then learned that the decomposing body of the minor was found in a pit latrine days later by a neighbour who alerted members of the public.

After the body was found, an angry mob descended on the family members who lived there and police arrested the owner of the homestead, Haron Ajenga, who added that Wanjala was present and living there when police found the body.

Wanjala's father, Robert Wanjala, had confirmed that he was Milimo's father but told him to deal with his own situation as his family disowned him. He stated that he had only interacted with his son as a teenager and had tried to give him an education but the boy opted to drop out at Class Six.

The suspect's neighbours and friends expressed their shock at his actions and admitted that they would never have thought him to engage in such heinous acts.

DCI headquarters in Nairobi. /FILE