A “vampire” child killer has confessed to murdering ten youngsters and sucking his victims’ blood in a five-year spree, Kenyan media say. Masten Milimo Wanjala, 20, was arrested on Wednesday following the discovery of two bodies found dumped near the capital Nairobi.

Officers tracked him down and said Wanjala will be charged with multiple counts of murder after he confessed to ten killings and sucking the blood from at least one of his victims. His shock confessions made the front pages of a string of newspapers in the country on Thursday.

Wanjala was detained after two bodies – identified as Junior Mutuku Musyoka, 12, and Charles Opindo Bala, 13 – were found in Kabete, Capital News reported.  He is reportedly assisting police to recover his victims’ bodies and has been linked to several other disappearances in recent months, though police say it is not yet clear what his motive was.


Officers say they are trying to establish if Wanjala had accomplices or if he was working alone, adding that he led detectives to the site of several of the murders on Wednesday while officers took photos and videos as evidence. Many of the sites were thick bushes near maize plantations, but Wanjala also dumped his victim’s bodies in open sewage pipes, it is reported. READ MORE

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