Alexander Kinyua (born 23 October 1990 in Nairobi) is an alleged cannibal in Maryland[1][2]

Early Life

Kinyua, now a US Citizen, emigrated from Kenya to the United States as a child. 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 (HBCU). Kinya had posted nonsensical and bizarre writings on his Facebook page, for example, two days before Kinyua's arrest, he wrote "HEAR ME OUT HBCU'ERS: 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." [3]

Kinyua's mother posted on her Facebook: ""Our son, Alexander Kimanthi Kinyua, was arrested on Saturday, May 19th, 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." [4]

While Kinyua was out on bail for 1st Degree Assault and Excessive Endangerment of Life, he allegedly murdered and cannibalized illegal alien Kujoe Agyei-Kodie.[5] Link to Agyei-Kodie being an illegal alien: Md. man accused of cannibalism [6] "A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Agyei-Kodie came to the United States on a student visa but was not in compliance with the visa's terms. He was ordered removed from the country by an immigration judge in 2010 and was under ICE's supervision pending removal to Ghana. The agency had been waiting for documents from Ghana before returning him to the country."

Murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie

On Friday, May 25th, 2012, Kinyua's housemate Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie was reported missing by Kinyua's father.[7][8] Agyei-Kodie, a student from Ghana, 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. Police reported to the Kinyua residence on May 31st after being contacted by Kinyua's brother to report what looked like body parts in two tins in the basement. Further remains were found in a dumpster outside a church about a mile away. Kinyua was arrested and charged with first degree murder, along with first and second degree assault.[9]

See also


  1. Maryland alleged cannibal Maryland student, 21, admits eating housemate's heart, part of brain June 1, 2012 CNN
  2. Alexander Kinyua, 21, arrested for murder, eating body parts, Maryland police say May 31, 2012 CBS News
  3. (According to )
  4. Alexander Kinyua, accused Md. cannibal, was on bail for another assault prior to his arrest, reports say - Crimesider. CBS News. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  5. May 31, 2012. Morgan student Alex Kinyua charged in dismemberment of man left disturbing online trail - Baltimore Sun. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  6. ranted on Facebook by Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press, June 2, 2012,
  7. Justin Fenton, Kayla Bawroski and Kevin Rector (2012-05-23). Cannibalism alleged in killing of Ghanian former master's degree student. The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  8. Posted: 06/01/2012 4:22 pm Updated: 06/01/2012 6:44 pm. Alexander Kinyua, Maryland Man Who Allegedly Ate Kujoe Agyei-Kodie, First Ranted On Facebook. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  9. Cannibalism alleged in killing of Ghanian former master’s degree student by Justin Fenton, Kayla Bawroski and Kevin Rector, Washington Post, June 1, 2012,
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