Nairobi police holding businessman after lover’s charred body found


Police in Kasarani, Nairobi County, are holding and questioning a 33-year-old businessman as they investigate the death of his 41-year-old lover.

Police said the trader is wanted in Nyahururu as a suspect in the murder of Hellen Gathoni Njoroge who is said to have been killed in her house. They believe her body was later moved to the suspect’s house and set ablaze.

On Tuesday, Ndaragwa police stormed into the suspect’s and said they recovered a motor vehicle owned by the deceased.

It is also in the same compound that the investigators say they found the charred remains of Gathoni in one of the bedrooms. Gathoni had earlier been reported kidnapped at the same police station.

A report from Nyandarua Police Station said police had earlier visited the house of the deceased also in Pesi and witnessed the horrific signs of her murder.

According to the investigators, crime scene personnel saw traces of blood on the walls of Gathoni’s house. Blood stains were observed on the walls leading to the kitchen and bathroom and bedroom of her house.

 The blood stains finally ended in the bathroom where the investigators now believe Gathoni died before her body was loaded into her car and moved into the suspect’s home.

Police said they have recovered a five-litre jerrican of petrol in the suspect’s house.

A car belonging to Gathoni was also recovered in the same homestead. Police believe the vehicle was used to ferry the body from her home (Gathoni’s) home to the suspect’s house in Pesi.

Kasarani DCI boss Vincent Kipkorir told 254News the suspect would be moved to Ndaragua Police Station.


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