The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have arrested three suspects in connection with the brutal murder of 22-year-old student of Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya.
Eunice Muthoni Njeri’s lifeless body was found dumped in Subuku river in Njoro, Nakuru County on December 7, 2020.
Autopsy conducted by Dr. Wangari Wambugu, at the Egerton University Funeral home on December 10, 2020 revealed that the 4th year student was strangled to death before being dumped in the river.
A statement issued by DCI on Saturday, February 20, said Njeri’s murder was planned and executed by her two close friends and fellow students at Egerton University; Diana Muthiomi and Tamar Wambora Njeru.
DCI said it all began when Diana suspected that Njeri was having an affair with her husband, Eric Maingi Mutuma.
“A day before Njeri was killed, Diana and Tamar had left for a funeral in Nakuru leaving behind the deceased with Diana’s husband. It is after they returned late at night that they suspected a brewing love affair between the two,” the statement reads.
“A confrontation and bitter exchange of words then ensued. The following day, the deceased was called by Diana and Tamar to ostensibly settle the matter. It was the last time she was seen alive.
“Forensic analysis by our Homicide branch, placed Diana Njeri Muthiomi at the scene confirming that in the wee hours of December 7, 2020, she was at the exact spot where the deceased’s body was found.
“Three suspects Diana Njeri Muthiomi, Tamar Wambora Njeru and Eric Maingi Mutuma have since been placed in custody in connection with the murder. Diana and Eric will also face electronic fraud charges, after 722 Simcards and 7 mobile phones were found in their house.
“The three will be arraigned at the Nakuru Law courts on Monday, to answer to their crimes. Meanwhile, Homicide Detectives have cast their net wider in search of accomplices who helped in the dumping the body.”