Inspector General of Police orders DCI to re-open Agnes Wanjiru case
Days after the resurgence of Agnes Wanjiru murder case, IG Hillary Mutyambai has now directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigation to re-open the case.
The directive follows an expose by the Sunday Times Report, a UK-based newspaper, in which an unnamed British soldier reportedly confessed to killing the 21- year old mother of one on the night of 31 March, 2012. Agnes Wanjiru’s decomposing body was discovered in a septic tank nearly three months after she was last seen at Lions Court Hotel Nanyuki in the company of a British solder- a member of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
According to her sister, the family had given up on finding justice for Agnes until the Sunday Times revived it. In 2019, a local court concluded following a probe of her murder that she had been killed by at least a British soldier and ordered two further criminal inquiries, but the military took no action, the report reveals.
With the IG directive, focus now shifts to the multi-agency co-operation between Kenya and the UK. Already both the UK High Commissioner to Kenya and the British Army Training Unit Kenya had expressed full support for the investigations following the report.