Ann Adhiambo Akinyi, the prime suspect in the murder of Nairobi Hospital finance director Eric Maigo arrested.
The suspect who has been on the run since last week Thursday, was arrested in Kibra in an intelligence-led operation by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives.
She is currently being held at the Muthaiga Police Station awaiting transfer to Kilimani Police Station which is handling the matter.
Police said she was hiding at a friend’s house in the Bombolulu area when detectives who had been tipped off arrived at about 8 p.m.
Police reported on Sunday that the teenager linked to the cold-blooded murder of Maigo “missed” her by a whisker as she exited a house where she had spent the night in the Olympic area.
She was later seen wearing a hood to conceal her identification in the Cemetery area and Jamhuri, according to witnesses who called the police.
She visited her aunt before departing and was later located at Riruta Satellite.
The detectives combed parts of Kibera slums and traced friends and relatives of the 17-year-old suspect as they tried to understand her background.
They also went to various health facilities in an effort to find out if she sought any medical help after she was captured on camera falling on sharp razors forming part of a war around where Maigo lived as she escaped the scene.
Maigo was stabbed 25 times on the morning of Friday, September 15, 2023.
His lifeless body was found in a pool of blood on September 15 with the motive of his killing yet to be known.
The suspect was seen in videos attempting to escape from the victim’s residence at Woodley Annex–Upper by scaling through the perimeter wall.
In a statement on Friday, DCI revealed that the images of the suspect shared across the internet on Thursday had led to the recovery of the clothes she wore at Bombolulu village in Kibra.
A further probe would later reveal that the suspect is aged between 15-17 years.