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Body discovered in a Septic tank

11 June 2012, 12:05 James Kabotia

Police have recovered the body of a 21-year-old woman inside a septic-tank at a hotel in the outskirts of Nanyuki town.

On Tuesday this week, the body of Agnes Wanjiru was retrieved at Lions Court Hotel and taken to Nanyuki District Mortuary where it’s undergoing postmortem.

Wanjiru, who was lastly seen with a British Army soldier on this year’s April fools day, was found badly mutilated on her chest.

Laikipia East OCPD Joshua Lutukai today confirmed to the people that he was informed at around 8am by one of the hotel’s manager Mr. George Njuguna that the sewage had blocked and a worker unlocked the septic-tank only to find the woman’s body.

“Njuguna informed me that the body was found dead inside the septic-tank and we hurriedly rushed to the scene, retrieved the body and took it to the mortuary,” said Lutukai.

Lutukai also said that he has instructed the DCIO to send some officers to the hotel for further investigations into the matter.

He further said that no member of the deceased had recorded a statement ever since the day of the crime.

Mr. Wa Matumbi, a resident of majengo in Nanyuki town took us to Wanjiru’s sister Rose Wanyua who is now taking care of the deceased’s 8-months-old baby girl.

Wanyua says that Wanjiru was lastly in the company of her two best friends, Susan Nyambura and Florence Nyaguthi.

According to 21-year-old Susan Nyambura, they had left the toddler at home and boarded a boda boda headed for Lions Court Hotel where they were eyeing to meet some British Army soldiers.

On arrival, the three commercial workers engaged themselves in a thrilling dance as they hunted for some British soldiers.

“Wanjiru managed to get two British soldiers for herself but resolved to leave me with one of them so that she could swiftly finish up with her business with the other guy and later come back for the one she had left me with. Nyaguthi and I got tired of waiting for her and so we left the guy and went back home,” said Nyambura.

Nyambura and Nyaguthi were perplexed the following day as they waited for her friend Wanjiru who never came back at home.

Nyaguthi also spoke to journalists and said that they had gone to the hotel the following morning and interrogated the watchman on their friend’s well-about.

“The watchman told us that on that night, he had heard a heavy fight emanating from one of the rooms and that he had a window pane break,” said Nyaguthi.

The family of Wanjiru is now demanding for justice from the security team.

The police boss however said that the hotel’s management will have to record a statement and clearly state how the body entered the septic-tank yet there was security around the hotel.

Lutukai has assured the family that his team will dig out the nitty-gritty of the matter to ensure that the truth is unveiled.

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