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A student in Kisii arrested with the phone of the murdered Nairobi businesswoman

A form four student in Kisii County is among the two suspects arrested in connection to the murder of businesswoman Caroline Maina.

The investigating team yesterday arrested the two at Kebuye village in Kisii County.

Acting on forensic intelligence, the team is drawn from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, Special Service Unit, DCI Dagoretti and their Kisii counterparts, proceeded to the said village within Suneka sub-county, where two mobile phones previously paired to the deceased’s sim cards were tracked down.

The first phone make Samsung Galaxy A20S was traced to a matatu tout with Safeline Sacco Kibera-Nairobi, one Justus Nyamete Manyura alias Dennis Ongingo.

According to the DCI, a 17-year-old male student at St. Lawrence Nyabieyo Secondary School was arrested with the second phone make Oppo, which had also paired a third Simcard registered under the names Jonah Munyao Gato.

Both mobile phones previously paired to Safaricom lines registered under Caroline’s particulars, and which she used in her online transactions and communication.

According to the DCI, the two will remain in custody as they carry out further investigations into the gruesome murder.

Ms Maina went missing on February 12 after visiting a bank in Ngara. She had withdrawn Sh350,000 from her account.

A week later her body was found dumped in Kajiado County.

By Frank Akunga

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