‘We had not seen the man before,’ Pastor Kanyari speaks as slain sister Starlet Wahu is buried

‘We had not seen the man before,’ Pastor Kanyari speaks as slain sister Starlet Wahu is buried

A side-by-side image of city pastor Victor Kanyari and his 24-year-old slain sister Starlet Wahu. PHOTOS | COURTESY

City pastor Victor Kanyari has opened up about the tragic death of his 24-year-old sister Starlet Wahu, who was found brutally murdered on Thursday at an AirBnB in South B.

The popular socialite Wahu’s lifeless body was discovered lying in a pool of blood inside the apartment after a night of merry with now identified prime suspect, 34-year-old John Matara.

Pastor Kanyari has now disclosed that the family had not met the man caught on CCTV cameras in the tragic incident that has since hit headlines.

“We had not seen the man before. We learned about him after her death. This is so tragic for us, the family, and even her friends. May her soul rest in peace,” Pastor Kanyari told the Nairobi News.

He expressed shock over the tragedy as he recalled the last time he saw his sister on New Year’s Eve during a family get-together.

“I am heartbroken; she was doing so well in life. We last met on Christmas, and on December 31, we spent time together at home,” the preacher stated.

Wahu was laid to rest on Saturday, January 6, at her parents’ home in Kamulu area of Ruai, Nairobi County.

She died after reportedly being stabbed on the head and the right thigh during the incident.

Matara was arrested and is being detained as police continue with investigations on the dreadful Thursday incident.

Video footage captured Wahu and Matara entering the Papino Apartments block before disembarking on the fourth floor and proceeding to their room which they had reportedly rented for a night.

The maimed body of Wahu would later be found inside the apartment after the AirBnB’s owner, Florence Ngina, told authorities that Matara hastily left the premises on Thursday morning wearing blood-stained clothes.

Ngina is said to have received the information from a security guard manning the apartments, quickly rushing to the scene where she discovered that the apartment had been locked from the outside.

Using a spare key, Ngina gained access to the apartment only to discover Wahu’s body in the living room.

She subsequently filed the report at South B police station, prompting DCI officers to proceed to the scene of the crime.

Police reports indicate that there were signs of a struggle between Wahu and her killer, as the scene appeared bloody, disarrayed and chaotic.

Police likewise discovered HIV testing kits, used condoms, bhang, a bottle of alcohol and a blood-stained kitchen knife, believed to be the murder weapon, at the scene.


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