Senior Government official found murdered hours after she was reported missing

Senior Government official found murdered hours after she was reported missing

The body of senior National Land Commission (NLC) deputy director of communications, Ms. Jeniffer Wambua has been recovered from City Mortuary.

Ms. Wambua was reported missing by her husband on March13 with police launching a search to trace her whereabouts.

She had on Friday reported on duty at their Upper Hill offices in Nairobi but is said to have left shortly past 10 am.

Her body was found at the City Mortuary on Monday afternoon after an extensive search with reports indicating that she had been strangled.

Delving into the matter, Nairobi region police commander said the body was found in Ngong.
In a mysterious twist of events, investigators revealed that Ms. Wambua had actually left her personal belongings in the family car, which the husband had used to drop her off at work.

Her mobile phone, handbag, and packed lunch were found in the car that had reportedly been used by her husband to drop her to work.

She was captured on CCTV leaving the office at around 10 am alone and carrying nothing.
The deceased’s husband recounted that he got concerned when he tried reaching his wife during the day in vain. He, however, did not panic.

“We speak a lot and regularly but on that day I called around 10 am the calls went unanswered,” he told the police.

Coincidentally, Ms Wambua was spotted leaving the building is when the husband allegedly called her.

Komu told police that later that day, he went to a garage to have his car fixed and that was when he realized that she had left her personal effects in the car.

“I assumed that she would get another phone and call me but she did not at all,” Komu said.

Thereafter, he went to the NLC offices where he learned that the wife had left the office, located on the fourth floor, earlier. Her office door was locked.

NLC Deputy Director of Communications Jeniffer Wambua

After failing to trace her, he went to the house but also did not find her.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have launched investigations to establish her movements prior to the death.

Some of the issues to be established her how her mobile phone was hours later found at her husband’s car that was parked near her office.

“It appears she was either kidnapped at the parking lot after she opened the car and put the handbag containing her mobile phone, or she willingly dropped her items at the car,” the husband said earlier before the body was found.

The deceased had worked as the Kenya News Agency (KNA) Machakos Bureau Chief.

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