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Kidnapped Caroline Wanjiku, 38, found in mortuary a week later

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A 38-year-old woman, Caroline Wanjiku Maina, who went missing last week is dead.

Wanjiku’s body was on Friday, February 19 traced to Kajiado County Referral Hospital mortuary.

She went missing on February 12, a day before her Toyota Axion car was found abandoned in Kawangware near Gatina Primary School.

Four people who are suspected to have kidnapped Wanjiku have since been arrested.

The four suspects are; Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samwel Okoth Adinda, Stevenson Oduor Ouma and Mercy Gitiri Mongo.

Wanjiku’s last day

Preliminary investigations reveal that prior to her disappearance, she had withdrawn KSh350,000 from a Nairobi Cooperative Bank account.

Detectives say Wanjiku had withdrawn KSh350,000 from her Cooperative Bank account in Nairobi, before proceeding to Ngara to meet one of the suspects (Edwin) for a business deal. PHOTO/ TV47.

After withdrawing the money, Wanjiku is said to have met the first suspect (Edwin) at Ngara area for a business deal.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says that Wanjiku had called one of her friends to inform her/him of the meeting with Edwin.

Edwin, DCI says, was to meet Wanjiku to guide her in boosting Stima Sacco shares with the money she had withdrawn.

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“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,” says the DCI.

Crime scene

Investigators were able to unravel the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Wanjiku after receiving a forensic inteligence of the crime scene.

Two of the suspects (Edwin and Samuel) led the sleuths to Paranai area in Kajiado County, the crime scene where the suspects 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,” the DCI says. “

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 Wanjiku were recovered. PHOTO/ DCI.

Wanjiku’s sister identified the body at the mortuary as that of her elder sibling.

Wanjiku’s body had physical injuries on both wrists and other body parts. Her eyes were also gouged out.

Police have recovered a Mercedes-Benz car at Edwin’s home. Investigators believe the car was used to dump Wanjiku’s body.