Autopsy reveals Caroline Wanjiku Maina was repeatedly hit on the head with blunt object
The 38-year-old woman whose body was discovered in a thicket in Kajiado was repeatedly hit on the head.
After a six-hour post mortem examination on the body of 38-year-old Caroline Wanjiku Maina conducted at the Kenyatta University Research and Referral Hospital funeral home revealed that the deceased lost her life as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
A postmortem conducted on the body of Caroline Wanjiku Maina revealed that she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
The autopsy conducted by Dr. Charles Muturi also revealed that Wanjiku’s body had bruises on the hip suggesting that she might have been dragged on the ground. Multiple abrasions on her left hand and wrists also suggest torture.
Samples from her body have been taken to the government chemist for toxicological examination.
The results coming out as police prepare to charge the four prime suspects with murder. The detectives handling the case said they have strong evidence to link the four to Wanjiku’s murder.
They believe the motive was a Ksh.20 million tender that was paid to Wanjiku by a county government in Eastern region. Wanjiku was abducted in Nairobi and brutally murdered before her body was dumped in a thicket in Kajiado.
Some of the suspects in custody have told police they were partners with the deceased in a construction firm that won a tender to put up a sidewalk in the county and she had been paid the money but failed to honour her promise.
According to statements recorded by the suspects, there were four partners in the company including Wanjiku, Mercy Gitiri Mongo, Edwin Otieno Odiwuor, Samuel Okoth Adinda and Stevenson Oduor Ouma who are the key suspects in the case.
On the day she went missing on February 12, Wanjiku is said to have withdrawn Ksh.350,000 from a bank in Nairobi before proceeding to meet one of the suspects at Ngara.
Innocently driving into her death trap, Wanjiku had made a call to a female friend explaining her meeting with the suspect who was to guide her into boosting her Stima Sacco shares with the withdrawn amount.
Investigations reveal once at Ngara, Wanjiku was forced into a black Toyota Crown car in which the suspect was waiting before she was sandwiched by the other suspects and handcuffed.
The suspects told police they expected her to come with more money but were disappointed to learn she had only withdrawn Ksh.350,000.
The four are expected to be presented before court on Friday where they will be charged with murder.