Nairobi Businesswoman Murder: Suspects Reveal Doublecross in Ksh20M Deal

  • 38-year-old businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina whose body was found in Kajiado on Friday, February 19.
    38-year-old businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina whose body was found in Kajiado on Friday, February 19.
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  • A Nairobi businesswoman who was found murdered in Kajiado after missing for two weeks is alleged to have double-crossed her business associates in a Ksh20 million deal.

    Caroline Wanjiku and the four associates are said to have received the payment for the construction of sidewalks following a tender that they had received from a county government. 

    However, the suspects told police officers that there was a dispute as to how the money would be sub-divided. They claimed that Wanjiku wanted a bigger share, claiming that her efforts led to the awarding of the tender.

    38-year-old businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina whose body was found in Kajiado on Friday, February 19.
    38-year-old businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina whose body was found in Kajiado on Friday, February 19.
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    The other business associates did not agree to her school of thought but Wanjiku, being the bank signatory, refused to part with the rest of the money.

    On the day that she went missing, Wanjiku had withdrawn a total of Ksh350,000, which she planned on giving to one of the suspects, Oduor Ouma.

    Those who knew the deceased indicated that she had a trail of unpaid debts and appeared to owe a lot of people money.

    Detectives are trying to unravel how Wanjiku's vehicle ended up outside the gate of Gatina Primary School, Kawangware and her body at Kajiado.

    Post mortem results which have since been released indicated that Wanjiku died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. There is a probability that she could have been tortured before her death.

    Her body had bruises on the hip, multiple injuries on the left hand and on the wrist.

    Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samuel Okoth Adinda, Stevenson Oduor Ouma and Mercy Gitiri Mongo were arrested in connection to the gruesome murder and ordered to remain in custody for 10 days.

    10 days later, however, no charges had been bestowed on them. Detectives asked Principal Magistrate Esther Boke to release Oduor and Boke on a police bond.

    Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti told the Nation that they were attempting to place the suspects at the scene of crime using forensic technology.

    "This will form strong evidence that cannot be tampered with in case they are given bond before we file the charges," Kinoti stated.

    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
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