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Murder most foul! Three arrested for allegedly strangling Egerton student, dumping body in river

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Three suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder of 22-year-old Egerton University student whose body was found dumped in River Subuku on December 7, 2020.

Diana Njeri Muthiomi, Tamar Wambora Njeru and Eric Maingi Mutuma were arrested after investigations placed them on the scene of murder of Eunice Muthoni Njeri.

Until her death, Njeri was a fourth year student at the Njoro-based university.

Shocking findings

A December 10, 2020 autopsy conducted on the body has revealed that Njeri was first strangled, before being dumped in the river in Njoro, Nakuru County.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) say that Njeri was murdered by her friends, in a suspected love triangle.

Apparently, Diana and Tamar, who are also Egerton University students, suspected Njeri was having an affair with Diana’s husband- Eric Maingi Mutuma.

“A day before Njeri was killed, Diana and Tamar had left for a funeral in Nakuru leaving behind the deceased with Diana’s husband,” says DCI. “It is after they returned late at night that they suspected a brewing love affair between the two.”

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A confrontation is reported to have ensued, followed by a bitter exchange of words.

“The following day, the deceased was called by Diana & Tamar, to ostensibly settle the matter, never to be seen alive again,” adds the DCI.

Forensic analysis

A forensic analysis by homicide detectives have since placed Diana at the scene of crime.

In the wee hours of December 7, forensic analysis says, Diana was at the exact spot where Njeri’s body was found.

The three suspects will be arraigned on Monday, February 22, at the Makuru Law Courts.

Diana and Eric will, however, face an additional charge of electronic fraud after 722 Sim cards and seven mobile phones were found in their house.

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