SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER’S MENTAL STATUS UNRESOLVED.

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Suspected serial killer Philip Onyancha in court during one of his trial proceedings.

 

By SAM ALFAN.

High court was told today that Doctors examining self confessed serial killer Phillip Onyancha were unable to make conclusive findings on his mental state during the period he committed the spate of murders across the country.
The court was told that although Onyancha had traumatic childhood experiences it was inconclusive to link the events to the unprecedented serial killings.
Dr David Musau Kiima, Chief Government Psychiatrist was testifying in a case in which Onyancha is charged alongside two other men with kidnapping and killing a nine-year-old boy whose mutilated remains were found in Lenana forest, Nairobi, after he disappeared and a ransom note sent to his parents.
Self-confessed serial killer Philip Onyacha n and two of his alleged accomplices are charged with one count of murder.
Mr Onyancha together with Tobias Arad and Douglas Obiero were accused of murdering nine-year-old Anthony Njirua Muiruri at Ngando village in Dagoretti on April 14 this year. Muiruri’s decomposed body was found near the Lenana School, Nairobi.
The two men were arrested after Mr Onyancha implicated them in some of the murders that he confessed to have committed.
Dr David Musau Kiima, the national Director of Mental Health who led panelists examining the suspect said of his early childhood.
He was testifying in a case in which Mr Onyancha is charged alongside two other men with kidnapping and killing a nine-year-old boy whose mutilated remains were found in Lenana forest, Nairobi, after he disappeared and a ransom note sent to his parents.

He said Mr Onyancha befriended a teacher in high school who raped him when he was an adolescent and he would later sneak to her house for discreet sexual encounters.
“He felt he was doing wrong as it was against his wishes and against his Christian faith,” the doctor said.
The doctor said he learnt from the interview that Mr Onyancha had a strong and uncontrollable drive for sex which he tried to fulfill and had acquired bad habits early. “His fantasies were both imagined and real,” the doctor added.
He said when they examined the suspect his mental state was perfectly normal. Hearing continues on July 21.

 

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