Detectives in Kenya, have arrested two more suspects, fingered in the murder of a businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku, in Kajiado county
The suspects Nyamete Manyura, and a minor(name withheld), said to be a male student at St. Lawrence Nyabieyo Secondary School, were arrested after phones belonging to the deceased were tracked to them.
Four suspects, Mercy Gitiri Mongo, Edwin Odiwuor, Samuel Adinda, and Stevenson Ouma, had earlier been arrested for the murder
Preliminary investigation revealed that Wanjiku had had gone to a bank in Nairobi to withdraw Sh350,000 to close a business deal.
She was on her way to the business meeting when she was abducted and murdered in cold blood.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the two new suspects were arrested at Suneka in Kisii county.
“ Heightened investigations showed that prior to her disappearance, she had withdrawn Sh350,000 from a bank in Nairobi, before proceeding to a meeting for a ‘business deal’.
She made a phone call to a female friend, explaining her meeting with one of the suspects who was to guide her into boosting her Stima Sacco shares with the withdrawn amount.
“ But once at Ngara, the venue of the meeting, she was forced into a black Toyota Crown car in which one of the suspects was waiting. She was sandwiched by the other suspects and handcuffed, ” the DCI stated in a brief details on how Wanjiku was killed.
He added that the police team drawn from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, Special Service Unit, DCI Dagoretti and their Kisii counterparts to track down the two mobile phones previously paired to the deceased’s simcards in Kebuye village.
“ The first phone — a Samsung Galaxy A20S — was traced to a matatu tout named Justus Nyamete Manyura, alias Dennis Ongingo. He is a tout with Safeline Sacco that plies the Kibera route in Nairobi.
“ The minor was arrested with the second phone — of Oppo make — which had also been paired to a third simcard registered under the name of Jonah Munyao Gato. Both mobile phones were previously paired to Safaricom lines registered under Wanjiku’s particulars, and which she used in her online transactions and communication.
“Detectives are probing to establish how the two suspects got possession of the handsets, hence they remain in our custody assisting with further investigations,” the DCI said in a tweet.
Recall that the body of the deceased was discovered two days after her abduction by Kajiado locals who alerted police. Her Toyota Axio car was also found abandoned in Nairobi’s Kawangware area near Gatina Primary School, a day after she went missing.