Faith Musembi: Police Arrest Deceased University Student’s Boyfriend

New details have emerged over the death of 19-year-old Faith Musembi, who was found dead inside her rented room in Pilot Estate in Thika, Sub-County last week.

Reports indicated that detectives apprehended a 25-year-old university student, who is being treated as the main suspect.

This is after preliminary investigations revealed that the two shared a close connection and had an intimate relationship.

According to the police, the main suspect ostensibly murdered Musembi over alleged infidelity. 

Police officers responding to a shootout in Kapenguria Police Station.



At the time of the victim’s death, police discovered that her placenta was completely detached, causing excessive bleeding.

The detectives are yet to establish whether the suspect had reasons to question if he was the father of the unborn baby. 

“We have the main suspect in custody and are conducting thorough investigations. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) is on the matter and the suspect will be produced in court,” Thika Police Boss Lawrence Muchangi informed the press.

Faith’s body was found last week inside a rented room by her father, Boniface Musembi after she disappeared without a trace.

The victim’s family was contacted by the killer who sought ransom to release their kin. After the family sent Ksh27,000, the killer hiked the amount to Ksh60,000, demanding the family to promptly raise the cash if they loved their daughter.

Faith’s family visited Thika West Police Station but were disappointed after the officers claimed there was no cause for alarm.

“They (police officers) informed me that it could be a trick played by my daughter’s friends,” Boniface stated.

“We want the authorities to ensure that the person responsible for his heinous act is punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

19-year-old University student Faith Musembi.


Moses Ngigi

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