Suspect in murder of German national detained for 14 days

The Malindi law court.The court has detained the prime suspect in the murder of German national Detering Hermann for 14 more days to allow prosecution finalize investigations PHOTO FILE

The chief suspect in the brutal murder of German septuagenarian Detering Herman is set to spend 14 more days in custody before she can be charged in court.

This is after a Malindi court granted the prosecution 14 more days to finalize investigations.

The suspect who has been identified as 32-year-old Mary Mwikali Kavuu appeared at the Malindi law courts but was not charged.

Kavuu was arrested by Detectives based in Ukunda on Thursday according to the coast region DCI head Washington Njiru just two days after the German national’s body was found in Malindi.

78-year-old Herman’s lifeless body was discovered by staff at the Moreima cottages on Tuesday evening after they got suspicious following his failure to show up breakfast and lunch at the cottages.

According to the Moreima cottages receptionist Kelly Kazungu, Herman’s body was lying in a pool of blood while his body had stab wounds on the head and stomach.

According to Njiru, detectives will be looking to unravel the motive behind the killing and to see if they will recover the murder weapon.

According to the Malindi sub-county police boss Vitalis Otieno, the deceased had left Diani on the 4th of December 2019 and traveled to Malindi where he checked into the Moreima cottages.

It is not clear if the suspect who police say was a girlfriend to the deceased was living with him in Diani.