Police issue alert over a suspected serial killer

Police in Marsabit town have warned the residents to beware of a suspected serial killer on the loose in the area.

Marsabit County Criminal investigations Officer Lenny Kisaka said the suspect had killed four mentally ill persons who have been drifting along the streets of Marsabit town and appealed for information that could assist in his arrest.

He was speaking on Wednesday at the departmental heads meeting chaired by the county commissioner Mr. Meru Mwangi at the CC’s boardroom.

Mr. Kisaka said police had launched investigations in the killings that have baffled both the police and the residents.

The CCIO said the suspect had used panga to kill his victims who were hacked to death in the same style.

We are investigating this matter which points at cult practice but we are calling on members of the public and residents in general to assist us with information, Mr Kisaka said.

The suspected serial killer is targeting mentally sick people in the town streets and slitting their throats in a ritualistic manner.

At the same time, the CCIO said livestock traders should hire Kenya police reservists when transporting animals.

Mr Kisaka said a sh. 2000 charge for escort from Marsabit County to Isiolo and back was reasonable and would ensure their safety on the highway.

Mr Mwangi called on civil servants working in the county to embrace team work in implementation of government policies.

The county commissioner said team work and pooling of resources among departments would not only accelerate development but also ensure prudent use of finances.

Source: Kenya News Agency