Cops in Mwea East, Kirinyaga county, are on the lookout for a person believed to have murdered his lover earlier than burying her physique in a shallow grave underneath their mattress in Thiba North village.
The physique of the 44-year-old girl recognized as Joyce Nginya was found on Thursday, 4 days after she went lacking.
Mwea-west Sub-county Deputy Police Commander Sammy Beauttah confirmed the incident, saying the lady is believed to have been murdered on Sunday night time.
The police boss mentioned the household had earlier reported to Kiamaciri Police station that their kin was lacking.
After visiting the house of the deceased, police mentioned they noticed indicators of battle within the room and later found a shallow grave underneath the lady’s mattress.
“The matter was reported by the relations at Kiamaciri Police station and after visiting the home we discovered the sufferer’s physique… Joyce Nginya was buried in a shallow grave and that was after we began the method of exhuming the physique after a court docket order from Baricho Legislation Courts,” the police boss mentioned.
The deceased’s sister Jane Njeru mentioned the lady had been promoting miraa at Thiba purchasing centre and the motive for the killing stays unclear.
Jane mentioned she had not met the person linked to the killing, including that on the time of the sister’s demise, she was a single mom after separating from her husband in 2011.
“I don’t know the person, I solely know the previous husband whom they separated in 2011 and he’s additionally right here,” Jane added.
The suspected killer hails from Murang’a county.
The physique of the deceased was taken to Kerugoya Hospital mortuary pending post-mortem.