Three Kenyatta High alumni linked to murders were prefects

Kenyatta High school Mahiga alumni. Joseph kori (Left), Patrick Nderitu Karuiru (Centre) and Philip Onyancha (Right). They were prefects in their respective years.

Kenyatta High School Mahiga, Nyeri County has produced prominent alumni for over six decades it has been in existence but on the flip side its has three old boys who were prefects but have been in public domain in bad light.

Two were dormitory prefects while the other a class prefect but besides being schooled in same period, they have been associated with murder cases albeit separately and one even committed suicide.

They are Philip Onyancha, the self-confessed serial killer and businessman Joseph Kori who alongside his alleged lover are being investigated by police over death of Kori’s wife Wambui Kamangara.

The other alumni is Patrick Nderitu Karuiru who killed his wife and their three children then burnt himself to death in their house at Maraba Village, Juja in January 2018.

Kenyatta High School Mahiga, Nyeri County

Onyancha who was jailed for 12 years in 2010 for killing 18 women and children was a class prefect while in Form Two. He completed fourth form in 1998 and Kori in 1999.

Onyancha who was described as disciplined, molested junior students and was stripped off the position then suspended for two weeks but was allowed to come back.

Kori and Karuiru were Kahihia and Wagura dorms captains respectively during their separate years. Surprisingly Karuiru killed his family and himself after he was conned about Sh1 million by a classmate who was a library captain there.


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