Exposed: British Soldiers Joked About Agnes Wanjiru's Murder

  • Agnes Wanjiru, a woman who was allegedly killed by a British soldier in 2012.
    Agnes Wanjiru, a woman who was allegedly killed by a British soldier in 2012.
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  • New details about how British soldiers in the murder of Kenyan mother Agnes Wanjiru joked about the incident on Facebook have emerged.

    A report by The Sunday Times, a UK publication, on Sunday, October 31, indicated that nine British soldiers, including the officer accused of murdering Wanjiru, joked about the death on Facebook years after her body was found in a septic tank in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.

    The accused soldier had served on the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. It is alleged that one of the soldiers on the Regiment posted two photos with the caption "If you know, you know," which was accompanied by a crying-laughing emoji.

    The cringe-worthy photos depicted the outside of the Lions Court Hotel, where her body was found.

    A truck ferrying British soldiers during training in Nanyuki.
    A truck ferrying British soldiers during training in Nanyuki.
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    A number of soldiers responded to the post with one sharing a ghost emoji and another posting the phrase, 'septic tank.'

    The accused soldier, who is unidentified in the press but his identity is widely known in the British Army circles, responded with an emoji of an angel on the post.

    Other soldiers responded with various emojis including crying-laughing and a cartoon of a baby crying at a funeral. Another officer wrote the words 'Rum gaff' which means a dodgy place.

    The accused soldier, however, declined to comment on the controversial post and had earlier told the paper that he was not surprised that some of his colleagues believed he was the killer.

    "But there’s nothing you can do when you’re in the military, and people say stuff like that, but honestly, it’s full of lies.

    “There’s a lot of idiots, but there’s no real truth in it," stated the soldier.

    The British Royal Military Police revived investigations into claims that one of its soldiers killed a Kenyan mother, Agnes Wanjiru, and dumped her body in a septic tank in Nanyuki.

    On October 24, the nine-year case was revived after four soldiers revealed that the suspected officer had told them of the stabbing and shown them the body.

    The soldier whose identity remained anonymous, detailed that in 2012, he and his colleagues had gone to a bar in Nanyuki where the soldiers were training.

    The whistleblowers further noted that their attempts to raise the matter to their superiors had been futile, since the authorities had kept the matter under the radar reportedly to maintain UK's relationship with Kenya.

    An undated photo of a signpost showing the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) located in Nanyuki
    A photo of a signpost showing the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) located in Nanyuki.
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