Several suspects are due in court Monday over the brutal killing of a 38-year-old lady whose body was found on Friday after missing for a week.
Police said Caroline Wanjiku Maina’s body was found at Kajiado Hospital mortuary more than a week after her vehicle was found abandoned in Nairobi’s Kawangware area near Gatina Primary School, just a day after she went missing.
The four suspects Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samwel Okoth Adinda, Stevenson Oduor Ouma and Mercy Gitiri Mongo are believed to have colluded in her torture and murder.
Investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have shown that on the day she went missing, Wanjiru had withdrawn Sh350,000 from her account, before proceeding to meet the first suspect (Edwin) at Ngara for a business deal.
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Innocently driving into her death trap, Wanjiku had made a call to one of her friends, detailing her meeting with Edwin, who was to guide her into boosting her Stima Sacco shares with the withdrawn amount.
Once at Ngara, Wanjiku had been forced into a waiting black KCN 300D Toyota Crown in which Edwin was waiting, before being handcuffed & sandwiched by the other named suspects.
Acting on forensic intelligence, the investigating team escorted two of the suspects, (Edwin and Samwel) to Kajiado’s Paranai area, the crime scene where the suspects dumbed Wanjiku’s body after torturing her to death.
A pair of handcuffs used to restrain the deceased, her company stamp stolen from her car and a surgical face mask believed to have been worn by her was recovered.
The body had physical injuries on both wrists and its entirety, with the eyes plucked out of their sockets.
Another Mercedes-Benz Reg. No. KCW 179G, believed to have been used while dumping Wanjiku’s body has since been recovered at the first suspect’s home.
The family had sought help to trace her after she went missing.
Preliminary findings show she was tortured before being killed and her body dumped in a thicket in Kajiado.
The body was discovered by locals who alerted the police who said She wore the same clothes she had when she went missing.