On Tuesday, June 3, Inspector John Kanampiu who works at the Buruburu DCI offices told the Madaraka law courts that the woman’s body was retrieved from a rental house owned by Nancy Wanja Njuguna, before it was later dumped at the Tumaini Primary school in Umoja.
It is alleged that Wanja tasked two casual laborers to remove the body from the scene of the incident.
She and the two casual laborers (Kennedy Otieno Omar and Nicholas Kimanthi) are now being held at the Buruburu police station.
Omar is said to have wrapped the dismembered body with wedding decor materials before Kimanthi dumped the body at the school.
Despite the smell emanating from the bales, Kimanthi told the court that he did not know the contents as Omar had just asked him to take the materials to a dumpsite.
“I did not remove anything from the house as, by the time I was called, Omar and another man had already removed everything to a corridor outside the house.
“There was a smell but I assumed the materials were smelling because of being water-drenched and I did not bother to check because they were heaps,” he told the court.
The tenant, David Migwi Kariuki, has since gone missing with Wanja having no details that can be used to locate him like his phone number, Identification card or next of kin.
Kanampiu narrated that Kariuki had not paid rent for several months and she decided to lock his house.
“He later broke into the house, took his belongings and left behind huge bales of wedding decor materials and a blue water tank,” Kanampiu stated in an affidavit presented in court.
The DCI official has obtained orders to hold the three for 14 more days to allow for the investigation to take place.
The body of a woman was found on Sunday, May 31, stashed in a sack at the Tumaini Primary School playground in Umoja Estate in Nairobi.