“We had a bitter argument that night”: Mother of suspect in Eric Maigo murder speaks

The family of a suspect implicated in the murder of Nairobi Hospital Finance Director Eric Maigo has finally broken their silence.

It has now come to light that the suspect was present at her mother’s residence well past 11 pm on that fateful night.

On the day when Eric Maigo met his tragic end, he was seen partying with three women at a club along Ngong Road at around 10 pm.

Meanwhile, in the sprawling slums of Kibra, a teenage girl and her mother had a heated argument over food. In the morning, the mother realised that her daughter had disappeared during the night.

Subsequently, CCTV cameras captured the teenager’s presence five blocks away from the location where the murder allegedly occurred.

The house from which the suspect was seen jumping is not Eric Maigo’s residence, even though it is in the same neighborhood.

The DCI later identified her as a prime suspect, initiating a highly publicized manhunt. However, at the time of her arrest, several crucial questions remained unanswered. What was the relationship between the teenager and Maigo? What did their phone call conversations reveal? Unfortunately, answering these questions would prove challenging due to the mother’s claim that the suspect had never owned a phone.

The police have been granted a 21-day detention period to conclude their investigations. During this time, they face the daunting task of connecting the dots between a juvenile delinquent with no mobile phone and who does not cut the image of someone trying to get away with murder.

The suspect was apprehended at a friend’s house in her Bombolulu neighborhood of Kibra. On CCTV footage that circulated the internet during her manhunt, the suspect is seen jumping into a compound at 6:27 in the morning, she remained there until 6:50 am, spending 23 minutes in the compound without raising suspicion from two women nearby.

We can only await the revelations that investigators may uncover. Perhaps the most shocking details about the suspect are yet to surface.

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