20 years old student confess of stabbing granny 17 times

A twenty-year-old student in Kiambu County has confessed to detectives that she butchered her 74 years old granny Beatrice Karanja.

Mercy Wangari Gatimu told investigators that she killed the granny in cold blood by stabbing her 17 times using the kitchen knife in August last year.

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Wangari also led detectives to her grandmother’s compound where she had disposed of the knife and the clothes she was wearing in a pit latrine in order to conceal evidence.

Ms. Wangari was arraigned in a Kiambu court alongside his father Patrick Gatimu for the murder of Beatrice Karanja but they were not charged as police requested for 14 days to complete the investigations.

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Gatimu had earlier on told the police that he killed his own mother following a land dispute. A statement that contradicts that of Wangari.



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