Serial killer Evans Juma Arrested After Murdering 5 Young Girls
July. 17, 2021
Detectives have arrested on Evans Juma Wanjala a serial killer accused of brutally murdering five young girls after assaulting and defiling them.
All his five victims aged between 10 and 15 years are reported to have been from different locations in Uasin-Gishu and were defiled before the suspect took away their lives.
“A serial killer who has brutally murdered five young girls after assaulting and defiling them, is currently in our custody. The suspect, Evans Juma Wanjala who procured the heinous murders between December 31, 2019 and June 15, 2021, first defiled his victims before strangling them to death.
The minors all aged between the age of 10 and 15 were lured by the suspect from different locations within Moi’s Bridge in Uasin-Gishu county, before being taken to secluded areas where he defiled and strangled them.
In a chilling confession by the killer who took detectives on a re-enactment of how he executed his ghastly missions, he gave a blow-by-blow account of how he took away the lives of Linda Cherono, 13, Mary Elusa, 14, Grace Njeri, 12, Stacy Nabiso, 10 and Lucy Wanjiru, 15, after defiling them.
The pedophile led detectives to the scene of every murder that he had committed, where charred remains of the murdered minors had earlier been recovered. In one such instance, Linda Cherono’s decomposing body was found on June 15, 2021, near Baharini Dam, after she went missing a few days earlier.
In an incident that sparked protests along the busy Eldoret – Kitale highway, Cherono’s decomposing remains were found half dressed in a bush, with signs of strangulation, defilement and physical injuries visible on her body.” Said DCI
Detectives have also established the the suspect is a habitual offender and had pending warrant of arrests on diverse date in 2018. After being released, Juma went into hiding.
“Detectives have further established that Evans Juma is a habitual offender with pending warrants of arrest against him. The pedophile had on diverse dates in 2018, defiled two minors in Kibwezi and upon being arraigned in court was released on bond.
After his release he immediately went into hiding prompting a warrant of arrest to be issued against him by the Makindu Law Courts. This murder puzzle was cracked after homicide sleuths based at DCI headquarters, travelled to Eldoret West and took over the various case files regarding the wanton defilement and killings of the girls.
The suspect is currently in our good hands and will be arraigned in court to answer to charges of Murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code.” Said DCI