Masten Wanjala, 20, who was killed in a series of children has fled from detention.
Wanjala, who recently confessed to killing 10 children in Bungoma, was reported to have escaped from Jogoo Road police station in Nairobi under unknown circumstances.
He was due in court on Wednesday.
He was arrested in July this year in connection with two missing children aged 13 and 12. After his arrest, he led police to the place where he dumped the bodies of miners – Charles Opindo Bala and Junior Mutuku Musyoki – in the Spring Valley area, Westlands. and near the approved Kabete school.
Later, Wanjala confessed to a secret murder campaign for six years and in more than four counties where he killed his victims alone, some with his bare hands.
He confessed to kidnapping and killing at least 13 children in and around Nairobi when the city was under a wave of kidnappings.
In Bungoma County, he led an investigation into several incidents where he claimed to have buried some of his victims. In a village in the Kimilili constituency, one of the victims, nine-year-old Emmanuel Wafula, was raped and killed before his body was dumped in a pit toilet in the area in February 2019.
Meanwhile, another man, Haron Ajega, 73, was arrested on charges of murdering the child. He died last year of the disease even when a cloud of suspicion over his alleged involvement was over his head.
For every goal he took in Bungoma, Machakos, Nairobi and Kajiado, Wanjala claimed that he set a schedule and recorded his bad victories by writing names on dates.
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According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), he would have misled his ways by throwing the bodies of his victims into pit latrines, sewers and bushes.