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Nakuru womans mutilated body found in shallow grave

06 January 2014, 18:58 Robert Kibet

Nakuru - Police in Nakuru have launched a manhunt for a man suspected to have murdered his wife, mutilated and body and buried it in a shallow grave at Kaptembwa estate of Nakuru town.

According to Kaptembwa chief Stephen Koech who confirmed the grisly incident, he received report at around 4am from a friend who was last seen with the deceased on Saturday.

Chief Koech said upon investigation, they discovered a shallow grace in the estate where the deceased lives.

“We quickly moved to carry out our investigation which led to discovery of a shallow grave in which the deceased mutilated body was buried wrapped in a blanket,” confirmed chief Koech.

Koech further said information has it that the deceased was last seen on Saturday night while drunk, and is suspected that her lover might have killed her at dawn, adding that the two are said to be embroiled in domestic quarrels for the last few days. 

Koech called on members of the public to embrace the Nyumba Kumi concept in order to boost security within the area.

According to neighbour Jane Moraa, said she knew of the incident in the morning when curious residents attempted to excavate the shallow grave and found a blood stained blanket.

Chief Koech says his location has witnessed various criminal activities, but argues that the said murder was far beyond imagination.

However, he thanked the police for the quick response adding that the police following good leads meant to arrest the suspect.

Police also arrested Jamila Akai who was last seen with the deceased, as the mutilated body was exhumed and taken to the Nakuru Municipal Mortuary.

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