Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – Detectives in Nairobi have arrested a suspect in the shooting and killing of 46-year-old Lilian Waithera.
Nairobi Police Commander Mr. Adamson Bungei confirmed the suspect’s name as Julius Kimani Mwangi.
Mwangi was traced to his home in Kenol, Murang’a, where he has been hiding for the past week after committing the murder.
Ms. Waithera was shot mysteriously along Kaunda Street in Nairobi last week with what police believe was a sniper rifle.
It took a post-mortem to establish that she had been shot as onlookers suspected she had collapsed and died.
According to the police, Ms. Waithera, who worked at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), collapsed and died on Kaunda Street, Nairobi.
Her colleagues who were with her called an ambulance but the responders declared her dead at the scene.
She had walked from her place of work in Upper Hill and was heading home when she collapsed.
A post-mortem showed the cause of death to be shooting after a bullet was found lodged in the lungs.
“The female NHIF staff who collapsed and died along Kaunda Street on Monday evening had been shot from an elevated angle. Autopsy revealed the bullet was lodged in her lungs,” police said Tuesday last week.
“The bullet entered through the collar bone, having been fired from an elevated angle,” police added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.