The arrest made headlines in Kenya
As the police announced on Thursday, Masten Milimo W. was arrested on Wednesday for the murder of two children whose bodies were found in a forest in Nairobi. During his interrogation, the young man admitted to having killed at least ten young people in recent years.
W’s arrest is a significant step forward in the investigation into a daunting array of alleged crimes against children in Kenya. In the past few weeks, according to the police, an average of two children a day disappeared in the East African country.
W. had massacred his victims particularly “mercilessly”, said the directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) in the online service Twitter. For example, he said that some of his victims “sucked the blood out of their veins before murdering them” like a “bloodthirsty vampire”. W. threw the corpses of his victims into sewers or undergrowth. The bodies of several of his alleged victims have not yet been found.
The man’s alleged acts began five years ago and were directed against children aged twelve or 13. According to the police, W. drugged his victims, let them bleed to death and strangled some of them. On Thursday, a court ordered W. to be held in custody for 30 days to give the police time for further investigations.
The police emphasized that W. had shown no remorse in his confession. Rather, he said that his deeds had given him “great pleasure”.