Househelp suspected of murdering Kilifi county official caught at Busia border
In a major breakthrough, the househelp suspected in the murder of Kilifi Chief Officer for Mining and Blue Economy, Rahab Karisa, has been apprehended while attempting to leave the country at the Busia crossing point on Tuesday.
Rahab’s tragic murder occurred at her apartment in Mnarani, Kilifi County, in the early morning of Thursday, July 20.
Upon receiving news of the incident, Kilifi Governor Gideon Mung’aro expressed shock and sadness at the untimely death of the young and talented officer. Rahab Amani Karisa had just returned to the country from a county workshop in Italy the day before her life was tragically cut short.
According to the police, the housekeeper allegedly stabbed Rahab before fleeing the scene. The private guard present at the time provided critical information about the incident, leading to a swift police investigation.
Authorities immediately launched a search for the housemaid to ascertain the motives behind the heinous act.
Governor Gideon Mung’aro called on the security agencies to expedite the investigations and apprehend the known suspect responsible for the murder. He pledged the full cooperation of the County Government of Kilifi in planning the burial arrangements and supporting the grieving family during this difficult time.
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