Detectives are arresting a female suspect in connection with the gruesome murder of Nairobi Hospital Chief Financial Officer, Eric Maigo.
Cynthia Lusega Andalo was arrested and brought to court on Monday afternoon, where police were allowed to detain her for five days while the investigation continued.
Detectives believe she may have known or worked with the prime suspect because they were together the night of Maigo's murder at his home in Woodley.
They also determined that Maigo's killer used two kitchen knives in the bedroom attack.
According to phone records and analysis of CCTV footage, Maigo was seen at a popular entertainment club that recently opened along Ngong Road on Thursday night. Here he met three women including Andalo.
Police attended the club as part of efforts to identify all those who encountered him at the club. That's when they identified Andalo. Police have not yet identified and have yet to find two other people, who detectives believe include the main suspect.
Analysis of Maigo's mobile phone showed he sent money to several people on the Thursday before his death. Out of the transactions, Andalo received Ksh650 from Maigo.
According to police, Maigo was then seen leaving with a woman believed to be the main suspect. Phone records show they then went to another entertainment venue along Kilimani Road before returning home at about 10:15 p.m.
Two kitchen knives found next to Maigo's body had similar fingerprints, proving that Maigo's killer used two knives. However, detectives have not yet determined whether she stabbed him with both knives at the same time or one after the other. With nothing stolen from Maigo's house and 25 stab wounds to the chest, neck and face, detectives are leaning toward a crime of passion or a killer with similar rage.
Samples were taken from the body for further analysis and toxicology tests to determine whether he had been poisoned before the murder as he had no defensive wounds.