The man, dubbed a vampire, confessed to killing ten children and sucking blood from at least one murder in Kenya over the course of five years.
Masts Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested Wednesday after police tracked him down after two bodies were found in a dump in Kabet, near Nairobi.
He has confessed to ten murders over a five-year period and is helping police recover the bodies.
Officers said Wanjale would face multiple charges of murder.
Masten “vampire” Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested Wednesday after police tracked him down after two bodies were found in a junkyard in Kabeta, near Nairobi.
Wanjala was found after two bodies were found in Kabeta – 12-year-old Mutuku Mushioka and 13-year-old Charles Opindo Bala.
He has been linked to several other disappearances in recent months, although police say it is unclear what his motives were.
The police are trying to establish whether Vanjala had accomplices or whether he worked alone.
The suspect led detectives to the scene of several murders on Wednesday, with officers taking photos and videos as evidence.
Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, led police to the scene of one of his alleged murders following his arrest on Wednesday.
Wanjala was arrested after two bodies – 12-year-old Mutuku Mushioka and 13-year-old Charles Opindo Bal – were found in Kabet outside Nairobi.
Many of the sites were dense bushes near corn plantations, but Wanjala also dumped the bodies of his victim into open sewers. Capital News reported.
Police said Wanjala tried to ransom the children by demanding between £ 200 and £ 330 (50,000 Kenyan shillings) from their parents in exchange for their freedom.
Musioka’s mother, Felista Vaihua, was asked for £ 330 in exchange for her son, but was unable to raise the money.
The younger Mutuku Mushioka, 12 years old, was allegedly kidnapped by Wanjala, who demanded £ 330 from his mother, Felista Vayua, in exchange for her son’s freedom.
Opindo’s father was asked for £ 200 after his son was kidnapped from Sagaret Elementary School in Magengo.
According to local media reports, the five-year string of murders began when he was just 16 years old.
He allegedly kidnapped 12-year-old Purity Maveu and sucked her blood before leaving her for dead.
It is believed that three years later, Wanjala struck again at Kimilili, western Kenya, killing 13-year-old Aaron.
The boy’s death led to violent protests in Kamukuiva, during which residents set fire to a house they believed belonged to the suspect.
Several bodies of Wanjala’s alleged victims remain to be found after he dumped them down the drain.
Wanjala’s appalling confession led several Kenyan newspapers on Thursday morning.
IN Default It is reported that the suspect is a repeat offender who was previously behind bars.
According to Missing Child Kenya, in 2020, 242 children under the age of 18 – 125 girls and 117 boys – were reported missing.
Most of them have been reunited with their families, but at least 10 people have been found dead and 18 are still missing.