Two close friends of a Kenyan lady, who was allegedly murdered by a British soldier in 2012, have revealed the last moments before she met her unfortunate death.
The two friends; Florence Nyaguthii and Susan Nyambura noted that the late Agnes Wanjiru was in the company of two white men at a Nanyuki hotel, on the night she was reportedly murdered.
According to Florence, Wanjiru met them at a bar where they enjoyed a dance, only for them to later part and never meet again.
“Wanjiru joined us in the bar at around 11pm and we started dancing. She had a beer. I asked her to buy me some water. She told me that the beer was bought by a potential client,” she said.
The following day, Wanjiru did not show up prompting her friends to go back and inquire at the hotel where they last saw her.
“A guard said he heard a fight in one of the rooms. There was a loud bang, and later they realised a window had been broken,” Nyaguthii was quoted.
Two months later, Wanjiru’s body was found dumped in a septic tank in the hotel’s compound.
Investigations were conducted, however, no one was held accountable for the murder, with reports indicating that a British soldier based in Nanyuki was involved in the murder.
Nine years later, it has now emerged in a report by The Sunday Times that the identity of the British soldier, who allegedly slept with the late Wanjiru before killing and dumping her body in a septic tank is widely known in the army yet no action has been taken.
In the investigations by The Sunday Times, five soldiers from the unit gave the same name belonging to soldier X.
The soldiers who took part in the drunken night with local prostitutes said they were shown Wanjiru’s’ body that evening.
“He took me to the tank and lifted it up, and I looked in and I just remember seeing her in there. My heart sank. My mind just went blank. The only thing I could say to him was: ‘I’ll never forgive you for this,” The Sunday Times quoted one of the soldiers who was part of the team based in Nanyuki.
Responding to the report by The Sunday Times, UK High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott assured Kenyans that they’re cooperating with the investigations into the murder of Wanjiru.
“I share the concern about the tragic death of Agnes Wanjiru in 2012 – my thoughts are with her family and the community. I can assure Kenyans that the UK is fully cooperating with the investigation and will help in any way we can,” she said.