Masten Milimo Wanjala 'Vampire' Serial Child Killer Beaten to Death by Local Mob In Kenya
A brutal Kenyan serial killer who confessed to authorities to murdering 10 children and drinking their blood has been beaten to death by an angry local mob after he escaped from prison.
Kenyan man who has been described as both a vampire and a beast by Kenyan authorities began his horrific killing spree at the age of 16. Masten Milimo Wanjala confessed to murdering at least 10 children, he would strangle his victims before sucking their blood from their veins and dumping their bodies around his local town.
Wanjala had escaped police custody in Nairobi, Kenya, the authorities described the 20-year-old murderer as a "bloodthirsty vampire," he only managed two days on the run before locals found him on 15th October and beat him to death.
The vicious killer had been recognised by children back in his hometown on Bungoma after he had joined their football game.
Once he realised that his identity had been found out, he ran away into a house of a neighbour, only to dragged from the property by an angry group of local adults who were tired of the police's incompetence of dealing with him.
“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was determined to ensure that the suspect faces justice in a court of law for each crime that he committed,” the DCI wrote on Twitter. “However, the law of the jungle as applied by irate villagers prevailed.”
Wanjala had been held in custody since 14th July, but he vanished before he was due in court on October 15th. He was initially arrested over the killings of two children, however, whilst in custody he confessed to killing at least 10 children over the course of the last five years.
The details were so horrific that angry locals decided that they would take matters into their own hands.
“Masten Milimo Wanjala, the bloodthirsty vampire arrested earlier today is responsible for at least ten cold-blooded murders of innocent children…” wrote the DCI on July 14. “Wanjala single handedly massacred his victims in the most callous manner, sometimes sucking blood from their veins before executing them.”
Wanjala's macabre killing spree began in 2016, His first victim was named as 12-year-old Purity Maweu, who had been abducted from her hometown of Kiima Kimwe in the country of Machakos, east of Nairobi. His second victim was 13-year-old Aron, a boy who had disappeared in Kimilili in western Kenya.
The Kenyan public was living in fear and anger with the huge amount of missing children, the total grew to 242 in 2020. 125 girls and 117 boys were reported missing, most of which were safely returned to their families, while 10 had been found dead and 18 remain missing to this day, the public were outraged by what they believed was complete incompetence at the hands of the police force.
The local people were so angry that they set fire to a house owned by someone they suspected in Aron's death. Authorities had noted that both Purity and Aron had been "stupefied using a white substance in powder and liquid form, which [they] were either forced to drink or sprayed with before being executed.”
After finding the bodies of both children strangled and bled, the police finally identified Wanjala as their main suspect and arrested him. The police were shocked when Wanjala confessed to a number of further killings, with hoards of parents of missing children now fearing that they had fallen victim to this monster.
“Unbeknownst to some of the worried families, their children were long executed by the beast and their remains dumped in thickets,” the DCI wrote on Twitter in July. “Others were submerged in sewer lines in the city and left to rot away.”
According to a Kenyan news report, Wanjala showed authorities where he had killed some of his victims and took them to the place where two of his victims bodies were.
Languishing away in custody as police tried to confirm if he had accomplices or not, Wanjala’s court appearance on Oct. 13 loomed ahead — but would never come.
It wasn't until the morning roll call on the day of his hearing that authorities in Nairobi noticed that Wanjala had vanished. Governor Mike Sonko offered a reward of $1,807 for any information that led to his arrest, but residents of his hometown found him two days later and beat him to death.
“He comes from this area and so the children saw him and knew it was him and that is when information spread around and locals started pursuing him,” the DCI explained. “In the end, he ran into a neighbour's house, but he was flushed out and lynched.”
It is believed that three officers who were on duty at the time of Wanjala's escape have been arrested on charges of incompetent neglect or aiding in an inmate's escape.
Meanwhile, police spokesman Bruno Shiosho said authorities were investigating whether the lynched man was indeed Wanjala, at all.
Ultimately, it certainly appears so, as he had returned to the home of his parents who disavowed him only to be relegated outside and be discovered by locals who recognized him. Tragically, the impassioned lynching has left police floundering to find Wanjala’s other victims — and parents with an incomplete sense of justice.
“I would have loved to see him in court, so that I get to know why he did this — while he brutally killed our children and left us with pain,” said Grace Adhiambo, the mother of one of the victims.
This is a horrific new story and we will keep you updated as further details regarding the case are released. After reading this story about Kenya's vampire killer, make sure you learn about the cannibal killer Katherine Knight.