Man called vampire has confessed to killing ten children and sucking the blood of at least one in a five-year massacre in Kenya.
Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested on Wednesday after police tracked him down after two bodies were found dumped in Kabete, outside Nairobi.
He confessed to ten murders over a five-year period and helped the police recover the bodies.
Officers said Wanjala will be charged with multiple murders.
‘Vampire’ Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested Wednesday after police tracked him down after two bodies were found dumped in Kabete, outside Nairobi
Wanjala was found after two bodies – identified as Junior Mutuku Musyoka, 12, and Charles Opindo Bala, 13 – were found in Kabete.
He has been linked to several other disappearances in recent months, although police say it’s not yet clear what his motive was.
Police are trying to determine if Wanjala had accomplices or if he was working alone.
The suspect led detectives to the scene of several murders on Wednesday, officers taking photos and videos as evidence.
Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, led police to the scene of one of his alleged murders after being arrested on Wednesday
Wanjala was arrested after two bodies – identified as Junior Mutuku Musyoka, 12, and Charles Opindo Bala, 13 – were found in Kabete, outside Nairobi
Many of the sites were dense bushes near maize plantations, but Wanjala also dumped his victim’s bodies into open sewer pipes, Capital News reported.
Police said Wanjala had tried to ransom the children by demanding between £200 (KSH 30,000) and £330 (KSH 50,000) from their parents in exchange for their freedom.
Musyoki’s mother Felista Wayua was asked for £330 in exchange for her son, but was unable to raise the money.
Junior Mutuku Musyoka, 12, was allegedly kidnapped by Wanjala who demanded £330 from his mother, Felista Wayua, in exchange for her son’s freedom
Opindo’s father was asked for £200 after his son was abducted from Sagaret Primary School in Majengo.
Wanjala’s five-year killing spree began when he was just 16, local media reported.
He is said to have kidnapped 12-year-old Purity Maweu and sucked her blood before leaving her for dead.
Three years later, Wanjala allegedly struck again in Kimilili, western Kenya, killing 13-year-old Aron.
The boy’s death sparked violent protests in Kamukuywa, with residents setting fire to a house they believed belonged to the suspect.
Several bodies of Wanjala’s alleged victims have yet to be discovered after he dumped them into sewer pipes.
Wanjala’s horrific confession topped several Kenyan newspapers on Thursday morning.
The Standard reported that the suspect is a repeat offender who has previously been behind bars.
In 2020, 242 children under the age of 18 – 125 girls and 117 boys – were reported missing, according to Missing Child Kenya.
Most were reunited with their families, but at least 10 were found dead and 18 are still missing.