GSU officer admits to have killed mother and daughter


A GSU officer linked to the killing of a mother and her daughter in Katani, Syokimau has confessed to the double murder.

Anthony Kilonzo appeared in court on Thursday has confessed killing the businesswoman Purity Wanjiru, 35, and her mother Anne Gatiti, 60, after interrogation.

“I was approached by a friend to go help do the job of killing the woman,” he said.

The magistrate Nzibe stopped him from going on with the confession, saying he needed a lawyer.

The court has directed him to be detained at Kilimani police station for 21 days and a mental assessment test done.

Kilonzo was among four people arrested in connection with the double murder in Mlolongo.

On Wednesday, police killed a suspected thug believed to be linked to the murder.

Wanjiru and her husband were in their car, her mother opened the gate.

Wanjiru’s husband, Frederick Mwangi, was shot in the arm and leg and hospitalised. Her sister-in-law was hospitalised with bruises.