Husband to Woman Whose Body Was Dumped at Recce Camp Breaks Silence

  • Esther Wambui's body was found in a suitcase outside outside GSU Recce Station in Ruiru on Monday, January 17, 2022.
    Esther Wambui's body was found in a suitcase outside outside GSU Recce Station in Ruiru on Monday, January 17, 2022.
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  • The husband of a woman whose body was found inside a suitcase outside the General Service Unit (GSU) Recce station in Ruiru, Kiambu County has broken his silence.

    Speaking to the press on Thursday, January 20, Joseph Ngige narrated that on the fateful day, he and his wife Esther Wambui had woken up at 5am for work.

    He noted that as usual, he escorted Wambui to her workplace explaining that he did that regularly for security reasons.

    In the evening of that day, Ngige went to pick her up at 7 p.m. but she did not show up. He waited for her and upon inquiry, he was informed that Wambui never reported for work.

    A file image of officers ferrying a body from a residential area.
    A file image of officers ferrying a body from a residential area.
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    A search that night lasted till 11 p.m. but she was never found.

    "On that fateful morning, we woke up around 5 am as usual and I escorted her from the estate towards her workplace, a hotel near the Ruiru bypass.

    "I usually do that because of safety to see her off. She is needed at her workplace at around 6 am, so I made sure she was in a safe distance, then went back home," he told the Standard.

    The morning after she went missing, he decided to report the matter to the police before Wambui's body was recovered in a suit.

    "On Tuesday, I woke up very early just to see if I might spot her reporting to work but she didn't show up. That's when I decided to report the matter to the police.

    "I went to Juja station where an officer directed me to City Mortuary where the body was taken, that Tuesday evening I confirmed that Wangui was no more," he added.

    The woman's body was found on Monday, January 17, 2022, before her identity was revealed two days later.

    Her body was found wrapped in a nylon sack and was stashed outside the GSU Recce station.

    An undated photo of Kiambu Police Station entrance.
    An undated photo of Kiambu Police Station entrance.
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