As the KCSE examinations continue, a bizarre incident involving a KCSE candidate has left detectives in Kiambaa, Kiambu County, startled.

According to a police report filed at Kiambaa Police Station, the candidate, Elijah, was alleged to have lured a taxi driver to his death on February 12.

The driver, Stephen Kimani, 40, was reported to have been assured Sh30,000 by the 17-year-old student if he executed a deal with the teenager.

In his confession to the police, Elijah stated that he had hired Kimani to transport him from Nairobi to Kisii, where he was to get a patient admitted at the Kisii Referral Hospital back to Nairobi.

The police report indicated that the two left Nairobi for Kisii on the night of February 11 before getting to the facility at 9 a.m. the following day.

As they had breakfast, the teenage suspect contacted was joined by his contact in Kisii, Maxwell Nyangoya.

Nyangoya, 22, told the two that the patient’s relative, who was to pay Kimani’s dues, was in Kericho. The 40-year-old taxi driver did not read any mischief as Nyangoya promised to add him Sh15,000.

It was then, after they had left for Kericho, that they turned on the driver, stabbing him on the back and the stomach before dumping his body in a thicket, Elijah stated in the police report.

“He confessed to killing Kimani jointly with another suspect. He led the officers to a thicket in Kipranya village where they dumped the body. Officers from Sondu collected the body from the scene. They also recovered Kimani’s motor vehicle, registration number KCW 782V,” read part of the police report.

According to Kiambaa’s DCI sleuths, Elijah and Nyangoya were tracked using their mobile data and are being processed to face murder charges.

Meanwhile, the deceased’s family is preparing to lay his remains to rest in Kiambu County.


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