Kenyan Woman Who Disappeared After Withdrawing Sh350,000 Found Dead
Caroline Wanjiku, a 38-year-old woman who went missing last week has been found dead.
Her body was traced to Kajiado County Referral Hospital mortuary on Friday by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Wanjiku disappeared on February 12th, a day before her Toyota Axion vehicle was found abandoned in Kawangware, near Gatina Primary School.
Four suspects, including Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samwel Okoth Adinda, Stevenson Oduor Ouma, and Mercy Gitiri Mongo have since been arrested in connection with her disappearance and murder.
Detectives said the deceased had withdrawn Sh350,000 from a Nairobi Cooperative Bank account on the day she went missing. After withdrawing the money, she went to Ngara to meet one of the suspects (Edwin) for a business deal.
The DCI said Wanjiku had called one of her friends to inform her of the meeting with Edwin, who was supposed to guide her in boosting her Stima Sacco shares with the money she had withdrawn.
“Once at Ngara, Wanjiku had been forced into a waiting black KCN 300D Toyota Crown in which Edwin was waiting, before being handcuffed & sandwiched by other suspects,” the DCI said.
Detectives unraveled the abduction and subsequent killing of Wanjiku after receiving a forensic intelligence of the crime scene.
Two of the suspects, Edwin and Samuel, led officers to Paranai area in Kajiado County, where the suspects allegedly dumped her lifeless body after torturing her.
“A pair of handcuffs used to restrain the deceased, her company stamp stolen from her car, and a surgical face mask believed to have been worn by her were recovered,” added DCI.
Wanjiku’s younger sister confirmed that the body at the mortuary was that of her elder sibling. The body had physical injuries on both wrists and other body parts while her eyes were gouged out.
Sleuths also recovered a Mercedes-Benz car at Edwin’s home, which is believed to have been used to dump Wanjiku’s body.