Kajiado court on Tuesday ordered a suspect in the killing of four people in Kitengela detained for 10 more days to allow investigations.
Benson Melonyie, 40, was arraigned in Kajiado court and ordered detained by Resident Magistrate Becky Cheloti to remain behind bars to allow investigations.
Cheloti allowed a request made by DCI sleuth to detain the suspect for more days as they pursue other suspects who committed the offence with the one in custody.
Melonyie was walked to the law courts by armed DCI officers in a mask and was composed when the magistrate read the charges facing him.
Kajiado County Police Commander Muthuri Mwongera on Monday announced they had made a breakthrough by arresting one suspect linked to Kitengela killings on August 8.
Mwongera said the prime suspect behind the grisly blood-curdling murder of four men in Kitengela, has been arrested by detectives.
The suspect, Melonyie, was arrested from his hideout in Kitengela town on Monday evening, where he has been hiding since he masterminded the killings.
His arrest comes a few days after DCI took over investigations into the murders and moved to pursue the killers.
Ole Mungai, Mwongera said, was positively linked to the brutal killings after forensic investigations placed him at the scene of the crime, where it was established that he led and coordinated the killing of the four.
Meanwhile, the mother of the two slain brothers among the killed in Kitengela more than a week ago, Lucy Wanjiru was on Tuesday afternoon rushed to the Kenyatta University hospital after collapsing while viewing the bodies of her two sons.
Wanjiru was later discharged after doctors said she had recovered from the shock and was driven back to her Syokimau home by her brother, Joseph Macharia.
Macharia called on Tuesday evening to confirm her sister was stable, as the arrangement for memorial service set for Wednesday at St Mary’s ACK in Mlolongo is ongoing.