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E119: Philip Onyancha Pt 1

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This week Beth and Wendy talk about Philip Ondari Onyancha, a confessed serial killer and rapist in Kenya. He has confessed to killing eight sex workers in the town of Thika in 2010, and he also confessed to murdering other women, and some children, throughout Kenya.

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