In a significant development in the tragic murder case of Jane Mwende, the 29-year-old hairdresser whose lifeless body was discovered in a pit latrine near her workplace in Mlolongo, authorities have made a crucial breakthrough. The main suspect in the heinous crime, Phylis Nzula, was apprehended by vigilant detectives from Mlolongo police station on Saturday. Nzula’s attempt to escape justice by fleeing to Tanzania was thwarted when she was intercepted at the Namanga border.
This latest arrest marks a major stride in the ongoing investigation, bringing the total number of suspects in custody to three. Police, following intensive efforts, successfully trailed Nzula from Mombasa, leading to her capture and preventing her escape across the border.
Jane Mwende’s brutal demise sent shockwaves through the community, leaving her family, friends, and the public in grief and disbelief. A postmortem examination conducted at Montezuma Monalisa Mortuary in Machakos town revealed that Mwende’s cause of death was asphyxiation, resulting from manual neck compression. The revelation added a chilling layer of horror to an already heartbreaking incident.
Phylis Nzula, now in police custody, is expected to face the full extent of the law. She is scheduled to be presented in court on Monday, where justice will begin its course in this tragic saga. As the community mourns the loss of Jane Mwende, this arrest offers a glimmer of hope for closure, shedding light on the dark corners of this dreadful crime and bringing us one step closer to justice for the victim and her grieving loved ones.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story as the investigation continues to unfold.