May 18, 2022

Man Who Murdered His Wife in Naivasha Arrested

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Police have arrested a man who killed his wife in Naivasha’s Kongoni area.
Julius Owaka, 32, was arrested last evening by detectives from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and DCI Naivasha, following preliminary cybercrime findings that linked him to the murder most foul.
“Following the gruesome murder of a 26-year-old woman, whose decomposing remains were discovered at a thicket in Naivasha’s Kongoni area, detectives have arrested her husband, who killed her,” the police said.
According to the couple’s neighbours in the Duro area, the two had lived together for five years before differences emerged.
The neighbours said that the couple had irreconcilable differences that led to their separation last year.
The deceased opted to move back to her parent’s home a few kilometres away.
However, early this year, the man who is a football player at a local flower farm soccer club, started making romantic overtures to the deceased in a bid to rekindle the dying ambers of their once beautiful marriage.
Unaware that she was being lured to a death trap, the deceased left her father’s compound on January 31, not to be seen again, until her decomposing remains were discovered 9 days later in a thicket within the Duro area, three kilometres from her father’s home.
“Investigations into the murder began immediately and agents based at CRIB joined their Naivasha based counterparts, in a manhunt for Wanjiru’s killer. Through forensic cyber & digital analysis, the sleuths traced the suspect to Githurai 45, where he had since gone into hiding, after committing the crime,” the police said.
DNA and Crime Scene experts based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory had earlier obtained DNA samples from the scene of the crime and with Owaka’s arrest, the sleuths will be conducting a conclusive analysis for a watertight case against him.

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