Baringo serial killer who confessed to killing 6 people arraigned

Baringo serial killer who confessed to killing 6 people arraigned

  • Moses Kipchirchir Rutto was expected to take a plea but the prosecution sought the court for more time to allow the doctor to gather a conclusive report on his mental assessment.
  • Rutto confessed to killing businesswoman Veronica Kanini and burying her body in a shallow grave on the banks of the Molo River.

Moses Kipchirchir Rutto, the self-confessed serial killer from Mogotio, Baringo County suspected of killing more than six people will spend three more days in remand at the Nakuru GK Prison to allow for a conclusive mental assessment report before taking plea.

Appearing before Justice Weldon Korir at Kabarnet High Court on Monday, Rutto was expected to take a plea but the prosecution sought the court for more time to allow the doctor to gather a conclusive report on his mental assessment.

The 34-year-old was arrested on November 13 and detained in Mogotio after police linked him to the abduction and killing of businesswoman Veronica Kanini, who went missing on November 12. 

Rutto confessed to killing the woman and burying her body in a shallow grave on the banks of the Molo River. 

Kanini’s body was retrieved on November 24.

The suspect has also confessed to killing more than six people in Baringo and Nakuru counties but only the bodies of three, including his wife and son, have been retrieved.

Justice Weldon Korir gave the prosecution three days to avail the detailed report on the mental assessment and copies of documentary evidence in court.

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