A 14-year-old boy is in police custody at Isinya Police Station in connection to the heinous murder of another 11-year-old Grade 5 pupil in Kajiado County.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have interrogated the 14-year-old boy, who is a football teammate of the deceased identified as Emmanuel Kipkemboi to establish the motive of the murders.

Police suspect the young boy was involved in the murder of the deceased either by himself or with other accomplices.

The deceased went missing on March 26, 2022, only to turn up dead four days later after his body was discovered in a vacant house close to his parents’ home in Kisaju Jamii Bora Park.

Forensic investigations found a lot of blood on the wall of the house in which Kipkemboi’s body was discovered, indicating there was a struggle before the boy died.

A post-mortem conducted on the body of the deceased revealed 17 stab wounds.

Kipkemboi’s body was later taken to Athi River Shalom Community Hospital mortuary for preservation before burial.