Suspected Serial Killer Evans Wanjala Denied Bail by Eldoret Court

Evans Wanjala, a suspected serial killer will remain on remand pending hearing and determination of several murder charges he is facing.

This is after an Eldoret High Court declined to grant him bail.

Wanjala had in December 2021, through his lawyer, applied to be released on bail pending hearing and determination of a case in which he is accused of killing 3 children in Moi’s Bridge Township.

In delivering a ruling on the application, Eldoret High Court Judge Eric Ogola said the prosecution had presented sufficient grounds to deny the suspect bail.

Justice Ogola noted that Evans Wanjala already has several other pending criminal cases in other courts.

He is facing murder and defilement charges in Makindu and Kajiado courts where the court was told that he failed to appear in court after he was released on bond.

While opposing the bail application, the prosecution led by Emma Okok said they had sufficient evidence to incriminate the accused for the murder of Linda Cherono Kinyua, Stacy Nabiso, and Mary Elusa.

It said the accused is a known criminal and his release might put other children in danger, as well as his own life.

Evans Wanjala
Evans Wanjala when he was presented at Eldoret High Court during a past arraignment.

Evans Wanjala is accused of kidnapping, defiling, and killing three children aged below 15 years on varying dates between 2019 and 2021.

Court documents indicate that the suspect is accused of killing Staicy Achieng in Soy between December 31, 2017, and January 1, 2020.

He is also accused of killing Linda Cherono in Moi’s Bridge between June 11 and 15 this year, and Mary Eruza at Tuiyabei in Soy, between December 15 and 16, 2020.

Suspected child serial killer Evans Wanjala.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DIC) arrested the suspected serial killer in July 2021.

Police say Wanjala, while in their custody, confessed to killing up to five girls by strangling them after raping them before disposing of their bodies.

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