KMTC Murder: Phone Calls Help Nab Suspect

An undated file image of Emily Chepkemboi.
  • The suspect in the murder of a Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) student on Tuesday, July 6, was arrested by police officers after they traced the deceased’s phone calls.

    According to a report by the Standard, Emily Chepkemboi had been in constant connection with the suspect, presumed to be her boyfriend.

    This led to the police tracking the suspect, believed to be in his mid-30s, at his home in Homa Bay County and apprehending him.

    Homa Bay Sub-County Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Monica Berege informed journalists that the suspect engaged in the construction business.

    An undated file image of Emily Chepkemboi.

    “We’re holding him in custody at the Homa Bay Police Station and we will interrogate him to establish if he had any role in the student’s killing,” Berege stated.

    Further, an autopsy carried out on the deceased’s body revealed that Chepkemboi died due to suffocation. It also entailed that she had stab wounds on her head and left arm.

    However, the autopsy ruled out rape allegations as initially reported in the media. 

    Chepkemboi was found at lying on her bed on Sunday evening, July 4, by one of her neighbours who affirmed that they didn’t hear any commotion coming from the house.

    They, however, pointed out that they heard loud music during the time in question.

    Police upon conducting investigations intimated that the suspect allegedly locked the door from the outside with a padlock after conducting the heinous crime. 

    Chepkemboi’s brother, Joseph Kipruto affirmed that his sister’s demise came as a big blow to the family who had pegged a promising future for her.

    “She was pursuing education to help Kenyans. We(her family) and the immediate community members are now mourning a girl, whose future was promising,” Kipruto stated.

    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime