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Is there a serial killer preying on Nakuru sex workers?

A key suspect in the murder of Nakuru prostitutes was arrested on Sunday while transporting a woman police believe is one of his victims.

Police on patrol stopped a tuk tuk at Freehold Estate when they noticed a woman who appeared to be unconscious on the passenger’s seat.

Confirming the arrest, Nakuru police boss Musa Kongoli said he had intensified security operations on Kanu Street and nearby housing estates following the increased killings of the sex workers.

“The police arrested the man while the victim was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead,” said the police boss.

MURDER

Mr Kongoli said they were holding the 32-year-old man, who will be charged with murder once they have a water-tight case.

He called on people who have any information on the serial killings to volunteer it to the police.

According to the sex workers representative, Ms Daisy Achieng, the 20-year-old, only known as Maureen, had joined the trade some three months ago.

Ms Achieng said she was informed of the death at about 5am before she went to Bondeni Police Station to confirm.

The incident happened barely a week after another sex worker was found dead in a hotel room in Nakuru town.

FOUND DEAD

Ms Grace Wangari was found dead in a the hotel room along Gusii Road, with blood stains on her clothes.
She was buried in Molo on Friday.

In the past five months, more than 10 sex workers have been killed in Nakuru.

Speaking at Bondeni Police Station, Nakuru Town East David Gikaria said he would push for the legalisation of prostitution.

He said most of the murder cases were as a result of the sex workers doing their business in secrecy and therefore meeting their clients in unsafe places.

“If it is legalised, the cases of murdered commercial sex workers will come to an end since their clients will always meet them in a safe place,” said Mr Gikaria.