The prime suspect in Shantel Nzembi’s kidnapping and murder case Nativity Mutindi Nthuku will be detained for one more week at the Kitengela Police station.

This comes after the sleuths handling the case asked a Kajiado Court to have the suspect detained for that period to enable them to conduct further and conclude the investigations.

Nativity, together with another suspect who registered the lines that were used to demand ransom, Patrick Muriithi Wambaire, was arraigned in a Kajiado Court before Resident Magistrate Edwin Mulochi.

Detectives acting on a tip-off raided Nativity’s house in the Noonkopir area, Kitengela, on Friday evening.

The late Shantel Nzembi. PHOTO/COURTESY

They recovered several sim cards which were used by the kidnappers to ask for Shantel’s ransom of Sh300,000 from her mother Christine Ngala.

Other items recovered from the suspect’s house include a machete, mavins and a bedsheet that the detectives say has some semblance to the one that was used to wrap Shantel’s body.

The 8-year-old grade 3 pupil’s body was found stashed in a gunny bag and dumped at the Orata area, some 300 meters from Nativity’s house.

The late Shantel Nzembi. PHOTO/COURTESY

Police have arrested so far 5 suspects in connection to Shante’s kidnapping and murder.

The five are; Agnes Kasiva Nzioki (the woman suspected of abducting Shantel), Nativity Mutindi Nthuku, Patrick Muriithi Wambaire, Livingstone Makacha Otengo and Francis Mbuthia.