Three suspects who were arrested in connection with the murder of Joel Juma, a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student, will be held at Juja Police Station for 14 days pending investigations.
The three; Joseph Ndung’u, Kepha Mwaniki and Paul Mbatha, were arraigned at the Thika Law Courts which ruled that they remain in police custody until May 5, 2022.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Oscar Wanyaga on Thursday, Investigating Officer Peter Kaibiru sought more days to complete probe into the incident.
Juma’s killing has since elicited fury among the JKUAT student fraternity, leading them to march to the Juja sub-county security offices on Wednesday demanding the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.
The deceased, a fourth-year Industrial Chemistry student, is said to have been stabbed twice in the chest and stomach in the wee hours of Tuesday at around 2am when he and his girlfriend went to borrow exam revision materials from a colleague.
The knife-wielding goons reportedly descended on the pair, with two of them physically assaulting Juma before stabbing him and stealing his phone and other valuables.
The remaining attacker focused his attention on the lady but left her unharmed after discovering she was not carrying anything valuable at the time.
Two of the three suspects – Joseph and Paul – were nabbed by undercover agents on Wednesday morning following a detailed forensic analysis of the crime scene conducted by DCI National Forensic Laboratory experts.