Detectives in Muranga have arrested a 24-year old university student for allegedly killing his estranged lover’s three-year old son.

Confirming the arrest, Murang’a County Police Commander Josphat Kinyua, said the suspect, a third year criminology student at Murang’a University of Technology led detectives to a thicket where the body had been dumped.

Mr Kinyua said the boy’s body had severe injuries on the head and face.

The police boss stated that the suspect confessed committing the crime, claiming that he was possessed by evil spirits.

University student arrested for killing estranged lover's son
University student arrested for killing estranged lover’s son

The suspect led our officers to the area where he dumped the boy’s body after committing the crime, he claimed that he had been possessed with evil spirits. He will be charged with murder,” Mr Kinyua said.

The boy’s disappearance was reported at Murang’a Police Station on December 5, 2019. The victim’s mother claimed her lover took the boy to his rental house near Murang’a University.

It was after the suspect went missing that the woman became curious and reported the matter to the police before a search ensued.