The Murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie
The murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, an exchange student from Ghana, is alleged to have been carried out by Alexander Kinyua (born in Nairobi on October 23, 1990) in the state of Maryland in the United States.
Alexander Kinyua is alleged to have eaten Agyei-Kodies’ organs in an act of cannibalism. The killing came after Kinyua was released on bail following a separate brutal attack.
The Background of Alexander Kinyua
Alexander Kinyua emigrated from Kenya to the United States as a child and became a U.S. citizen. At the time of the alleged murder and cannibalism, 21-year-old Kinyua was an engineering student at Morgan State University, a Historically Black College and University. His father is a professor at the school.
Alexander Kinyua Showing Signs Of Mental Illness
Kinyua had posted nonsensical and bizarre writings on his Facebook page. Just two days before his arrest, he wrote:
HEAR ME OUT BUTCHERS: ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH TO ENDURE RITUAL HBCU MASS HUMAN SACRIFICES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND STILL BE ABLE TO FUNCTION AS HUMAN BEINGS? IT’S BEEN ALL TOO TRAGIC WITH THE DUAL UNIVERSITY SHOOTINGS AT VIRGINIA TECH, AND OTHER PAST UNIVERSITY KILLINGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NOW FOR A TWIST: ETHNIC CLEANSING IS THE POLICY, STRATEGY AND TACTICS THAT WILL AFFECT YOU, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN THE COMING MONTHS. THIS IS THE BRUTAL BASIS, AN EVIL & TERRIFYING METHOD OF THIS DEATH CULTS.
Kinyua’s Mother Posted On Her Facebook:
Our son, Alexander Kinyua, was arrested on Saturday, May 19, for being involved in a fight in his dormitory room at Morgan State University. The charge against him is “1st Degree Assault and Excessive Endangerment of Life.”His bail has been set for US $220,000.00. In order to get him the best defense possible, we need to secure an attorney who will take his case and leave no stone unturned.
And they didn’t. Alexander was freed.
While Alexander Kinyua was out on bail for 1st Degree Assault and Excessive Endangerment of Life, he allegedly murdered and cannibalized illegal alien Kujoe Agyei-Kodie.
The Murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie
Agyei-Kodie was staying with the Kinyua family, pending deportation to his home country due to non-compliance with the terms of his visa. He had first met Antony Kinyua, the father of his alleged killer, while pursuing a doctoral degree at Morgan State University. On Friday, May 25, 2012, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie was reported missing by Kinyua’s father.
Late Tuesday night, Antony Kinyua notified police that his son, Jarrod Kinyua, had found what they believed were human remains in the basement of their house, according to charging documents. Upon their arrival, Jarrod Kinyua told police he found a human head and two human hands inside metal tins under a blanket in the laundry room.
When he asked Alexander Kinyua about the remains, Jarrod Kinyua said, his brother denied that they were human and said they were animal remains instead. After calling his father downstairs, Jarrod and Antony Kinyua discovered that the remains had been moved and Alexander Kinyua was washing out the metal tins.
Search and Seizure
With a search-and-seizure warrant for the location, deputies were able to locate the head and hands on the main floor of the house.
They also interviewed Alexander Kinyua, who allegedly admitted that he had killed Agyei-Kodie by cutting him up with a knife and then eating his heart and portions of his brain.
Kinyua also directed police to Towne Baptist Church, about a mile away in the 500 block of Trimble Road, where the rest of the remains were found in a trash container on the property.
Alexander Kinyua was arrested and charged with first degree murder, along with first and second degree assault.
Reading from a 23-page psychiatric report that included educational records, mental evaluations and witness statements, Rasin said Alexander Kinyua began hallucinating and eventually created a delusional universe.
He believed he was a prophet with secret powers. He wrote a manuscript about the history of mankind. He talked about a “Reptilian agenda” from outer space. His stories featured African slaves and the Bermuda Triangle.
Kinyua stopped going to school and church, developed his own spiritual beliefs and started spending time as a spiritual medium. He said he was a shaman. He burned incense and brought home animal parts — once a dead fox — that he told his father and others he used in religious exercises.
Deeply affected by the 1998 Kenyan embassy bombing, 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Alexander worried whether his family had an escape plan. Kinyua began stashing extra food at home. His mother eventually got hold of his manuscript and found it to be “gibberish.” Alexander became quiet and secretive.
Kinyua’s father has returned to teaching. His son, Alexander Kinyua, underwent mental health evaluations and faced a possible death penalty at the trial.
But death was spared him.
In the end, Alexander Kinyua was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was indefinitely committed to a Maryland Mental Institution.