Phyllis Njeri and Jockson Ngui, a Kenyan couple, have been arrested for the gruesome murder of a 3-year-old boy named David Ndung’u.
Phyllis Njeri, the alleged henchman of the child, was apprehended in her hiding in IIIasit village, near the Kenya-Tanzania border, in a well-coordinated operation carried out by investigators from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau(CRIB)
The youngster and his six-year-old sibling were reportedly left in Njeri’s care by their mother, Maureen Njoki, who had left the nation in November last year for greener pastures in Saudi Arabia.
Njoki heard the heartbreaking news of herson’s gruesome murder in the hands of along time friend only four months after she left.
David was smashed against the wall numerous times, according to his brother,as he watched in horror.
Maureen claimed she had entrusted thechildren to her grandmother’s care, but this did not sit well with her.
She then confided in Phyllis Njeri, who promised to look after the children for a fee of $13,000 per month.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Njeri and her husband dumped the boy’s body at Mama Lucy Kibaki’s hospital mortuary and escaped ,according to a statement released on Wednesday, March 30.
“Following overwhelming public outrage over the brutal murder of baby David Ndung’u, whose lifeless body was dumped at Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital last month, detectives have arrested the perpetrator,” the statement read.
“Phylis Njeri, who tortured the 3-year-old boy to death was smoked out of her hideout at Illasit village, close to the Kenya-Tanzanian border, in a well coordinated operation conducted by detectives drawn from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) augmented by detectives from the Homicide branch and a crack unit based at DCI Nairobi regional headquarters.
“Earlier, sleuths based at the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs unit had gathered information circulating on social networking platforms regarding the baby’s murder most foul and shared details of the incident to the elite teams.
“Investigations were launched immediately, unearthing gory details of how angel David was brutally murdered by Njeri and her husband Jockson Ngui, while her horrified elder brother Peter Ndung’u watched in shock.
“David and his 6-year-old brother Peter had been left under the care of Njeri, by their mother Maureen Njoki, who had left the country in November last year for Saudi Arabia, in search of greener pastures. Barely four months after her departure, Njoki received the devastating news of her son’s brutal killing, triggering online outrage by Kenyans who called on the DCI to bring the suspect to justice.
“The joint team of detectives conducted thorough investigations into the incident and through application of cyber & digital forensics, the suspects were traced at their hideout in the remote village in Kajiado county, as they desperately sought to cross the Kenyan border to Tanzania.
“Further forensic analysis conducted at the couple’s house in Kwa Maji area within Mowlem, in Kamukunji sub-county, revealed that the baby was killed in the house before his body was dumped at Mama Lucy Kibaki’s hospital mortuary.
The homicidal couple has desperately attempted to seek medicine at local chemists after realized the gravity of their crimes, but the little angel had vanished.
“Baby David’s body had severe burns on both hands, legs and buttocks. It also had fresh injuries on the neck, the back and the face, signifying the amount of torture that the minor underwent, before his painful death,”
The cops also discovered a whip that hadbeen used to assault the deceased’s elder brother, who had been beaten irrationally and threatened with grave repercussions ifhe told anybody what had happened to his brother.
The two suspects are being transported to Nairobi, where they will be charged with murder.
Meanwhile, investigators from the DCI National Forensic Laboratory’s biology division, as well as their crime scene colleagues, will visit the couple’s home for more DNA analysis of the scene and togather more scientific proof to build a strong case against the suspects.