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Nigerian Arrested on suspicion of murdering Kenyan based lawyer girlfriend

Mwabay, accused of killing his Kenyan girlfriend in Syokimau Image/courtesy K24

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday night (January 8) arrested a Nigerian national on suspicion of killing his girlfriend, a Kenyan who works as a lawyer in Nairobi.

According to the People Daily Christian Kadima Mwambay was arrested at a lodging facility within Nairobi’s central business district.

Mwambay is accused of killing Elizabeth Koki, whom he was living with at Koki’s home in Syokimau.

According to the DCI, Mwambay had “attempted to trick” authorities into believing that he was at Riruta after driving his car there and abandoning it.

“He is currently in custody,” said the DCI on Twitter.

“In a report made to our officers, the suspect was spotted leaving the victim’s house last night (Thursday), before the lifeless body of the renowned lawyer was found in her bedroom today morning (Friday),” said the DCI.

Koki’s house-help was the one who discovered her body after she (nanny) entered her room at 10 am Friday upon suspecting that something was not right, given Koki was always an early-riser.