Ruto confesses to cold killings. His future is now bleak

A man who was arrested by detectives one month ago for the brutal murder of a Nakuru-based businesswoman Veronica Kanini has led police in Nakuru to two other graves where he had buried other victims.

The serial killer identified as Moses Kipchirchir Ruto, 34, on Monday, led the detectives to two shallow graves where he had buried a woman believed to have been his wife and her son.

“Moses Ruto made the revelation after being grilled by detectives, who were not convinced that Kanini was the suspect’s only victim,” part of the police statement by DCI read. According to police, after hours of grilling on December 26, Ruto confessed to killing Purity Chebet, 24, and her baby boy Ezra who was one and a half years old.

“He killed them in early September before burying their remains along the banks of River Molo in Mogotio, a few metres from where he would later bury Kanini,” the police statement read in part.

The serial killer who was married to Chebet told detectives that he committed the act after a family feud and on Monday morning, he led the detectives to the spot where he had buried the two.

After digging through the spot, the decomposed remains of mother and son were exhumed, a few metres from where Kanini’s body was discovered on November 24.

The suspect is believed to have been in a clandestine love affair with Kanini, before they fell out after she told him that she had found another man.

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