Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are holding the husband of the waitress whose body was found stashed in a suitcase dumped outside the GSU Reece Squad gate in Kimbo area, Kiambu County
It is noted that the police are treating Simon Ngugi as the prime suspect in Esther Wambui’s murder.
Wambui was apparently accosted by unknown people as she walked to her place of work on the morning of January 17.
On the material day, her boyfriend Joseph Ngige, had escorted her to a junction, which is about a kilometre away from her workplace.
However, Ngige, a casual labourer, recently dismissed the claims insisting he loved his wife.
“We have never quarreled and I have never suspected her of anything,” he said.
A postmortem examination conducted on Wambui’s body revealed she died of blunt force trauma and strangulation.
The postmortem was conducted in Nairobi on Friday by Pathologist Simon Omwok at the City Mortuary in the presence of police, parents and other witnesses.
The family is awaiting further results from samples taken for testing including vaginal swabs, to determine whether the victim was sexually assaulted before she was murdered.
The brutalized body was found on Monday evening. It had a “bwana ya mtu ni sumu” message on the chest, palms and thighs.
“We believe the messages written on her body was meant to distract investigations,” an officer aware of the matter said.
Ruiru Head of DCI Justus Ombati said the woman might have been killed elsewhere and dumped along Thika Road.