Student, Tout Arrested in Case of Murdered Nairobi Businesswoman

  • 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 Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday, March 5, arrested two more suspects at Kebuye Village in Kisii County in connection with the murder of Caroline Wanjiku Maina, a Nairobi-based entrepreneur.

    DCI’s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, Special Service Unit, DCI Dagorreti and their counterparts acted on forensic intelligence and tracked two mobile phones linked to Wanjiku's SIM card to Suneka sub-county.  

    A Kibera tout, Justus Nyamete Manyura alias Dennis Ongingo, was found in possession of a Samsung Galaxy A20S phone.

    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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    While a 17-year-old student at St Lawrence Nyabieyo Secondary School was held in possession of a second phone, an Oppo, which was registered under the name of Jonah Munyao Gato.

    The Galaxy A20S and Oppo phones had been previously paired to Safaricom lines registered under the deceased particulars and which she used in her online transactions and communication.

    A post-mortem done by Dr. Charles Muturi at the Kenyatta University Research and Referral Hospital funeral showed that the deceased died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

    The report further revealed that her body had bruises on the hip, multiple injuries on the left hand and on the wrist. Dr Muturi further indicated that Wanjiku might have being dragged on the ground and tortured before she died

    The deceased went missing on February 12, under mysterious circumstances. Her body was found dumped in a thicket in Kajiado weeks after she was reported missing.

    Following the arrests, the DCI has warned Kenyans against buying any electronics from individuals or dealers who do not have a fixed physical address with requisite authorization.

    In case of doubt that you are harbouring a stolen gadget, the DCI has urged Kenyans to report such matters to any police station or DCI office .

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