Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) George Kinoti has revealed that his team is set to visit the United Kingdom to probe Agnes Wanjiru’s murder, who was allegedly killed by a British Soldier in Nanyuki.
Appearing before the National Assembly’s Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations, Kinoti was optimistic that by interviewing the suspect and witnesses they may get a confession.
“We have put in place a joint investigations team. Our team is set to visit the UK to interview the suspect and witnesses. We are optimistic we may get a confession from the suspect,” Kinoti said.
Kinoti told MPs that British Army soldiers are persons of interest in the Wanjiru killing and that there were joint efforts by both the UK and Kenyan governments to unravel the murder.
According to Kinoti, on the fateful day, Wanjiru, in the company of her friends identified as Florence Mugo and one Susan, visited Lions Court Hotel in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.
A few British Army soldiers, who have a training camp in Laikipia, asked the women to join them on their table.
Florence and Susan, who have been interrogated by the DCI detectives, said the last time they saw Wanjiru, was when she accompanied a British soldier to his room.
Wanjiru’s body would, later in June 2012, be retrieved from a septic tank at the hotel.
An autopsy conducted on June 13, 2012, indicated she died of chest and abdominal pains.
Kinoti told MPs that preliminary investigations have established that Wanjiru was thrown into the septic tank while still alive.
He said Wanjiru had only her bra on, and a packet of unused condoms dumped near her body.