Kenya Institute of Mass Communication will today hold a candlelight memorial service for the late Purity Wangechi, who was a student at the institution.
The event will be held at the Maina Campus (Graduation Square) from 2 pm on Thursday 19th May 2022.
Purity was a 1st-year broadcast journalism student killed recently in Kiambu.
The 19-year-old girl was found murdered on Saturday morning by passers by in Kirigiti,Kiambu County.
The main murder suspect was identified as John Wanyoike Kibungi alias VDJ Flexx. He was Wangechi’s boyfriend.
His accomplices Kinaiya Kamau and Brendan Muchiri
According to the DCI, the fourth suspect identified as Isaac Kariuki was arrested at a Nail spa in Thidigua.
“A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the grisly murder of Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) student Purity Wangechi.
“Isaac Kariuki Kibui, 22, was arrested this morning at Thindigua Delish Nail bar in Kiambu county, as detectives burn the midnight candle to bring all of Purity’s killers to book,” the statement said in part.
It is alleged that the trio murdered Purity after she found out that her boyfriend VDJ Flex was involved in crime.
The 19-year-old was strangled and stabbed before she breathed her last.
In a statement by the DCI Purity had gone to collect her clothes from VDJ Flex’s place.
“Wangechi had fallen in love with the killer and they had been in a relationship for some time before she discovered that he was a thug. She confronted him about it leading to a misunderstanding between the two. She however didn’t know that her lover was determined to cover up his tracks.” The statement read in part
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