The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued a statement seeking the public's assistance in locating a female suspect connected to the brutal murder of Nairobi Hospital Acting Finance Director Dr Erick Maigo during the early hours of Friday, September 15, 2023.

Maigo's life was tragically cut short at his residence in Woodley Annex-Upper, under circumstances that have stunned investigators and the community.

The female suspect, whose image has been released by the DCI, is believed to have been intimately involved in the gruesome murder before making a hasty escape through the rear exit of the victim's home.

"Following the gruesome murder of Dr Erick Maigo, in the wee hours of Friday September 15, 2023, detectives are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of the woman whose images appear below," the DCI said.

"The suspect who was captured leaving the victim's residence at Woodley Annex -Upper is believed to have been involved in the murder most foul before escaping through the back door."

This horrific incident was marked by the discovery of two blood-stained knives at the crime scene, believed to be the murder weapons.

The DCI has launched a determined effort to track down the elusive female suspect and is urging the public to come forward with any information that may aid in her swift apprehension.

The DCI's statement is bolstered by a series of events leading up to the murder of Maigo.

According to police reports, Maigo was last seen leaving his residence in the company of the woman believed to be the primary suspect.

Phone records indicate that they subsequently visited an entertainment establishment along Kilimani Road before returning home at approximately a quarter past 10 p.m.

Of particular significance to the investigation is the discovery of two kitchen knives next to Maigo's lifeless body, both bearing similar sets of fingerprints.

Detectives are diligently working to ascertain whether the assailant used both knives concurrently or sequentially to inflict the gruesome 25 stab wounds found on Maigo's chest, neck, and face.

Furthermore, investigators observed that the crime scene presented no indication of theft or robbery, leading them to consider the possibility of a crime of passion or a perpetrator consumed by intense rage.


To shed light on the circumstances surrounding Maigo's death, samples were collected from the victim's body for comprehensive analysis, including toxicology tests aimed at determining if he was poisoned prior to the fatal attack, as he bore no signs of defensive injuries.

The DCI is committed to bringing justice to the late Dr. Erick Maigo and ensuring that the individual responsible for this heinous crime faces the full extent of the law.

In this endeavour, they are calling upon the public to come forward with any information that may aid in the prompt arrest of the female suspect, as every piece of information is crucial in solving this gruesome murder.

The community's cooperation is seen as instrumental in resolving this tragic case and providing closure to the grieving family of Dr. Maigo.