The death of a commercial sex worker nine years ago in Nanyuki, has come back to haunt nine British soldiers who are being questioned in connection to her murder.
The lifeless body of Agnes Wanjiru, 21, was found two months after she was reported missing inside a septic tank at a local hotel.
On the fateful night, the joint was a bee-hive of activities where tens of British soldiers were drinking beer, dancing with local women and some even going with them to their rooms.
The case was not any different for Wanjiru, who was also seen leaving the seating area walking next to one of the British soldiers and that was the last time she was seen alive.
Her family, nine years later, is seeking justice hoping that the matter will one day be settled and the culprit arrested for stabbing before dumping her body inside a septic tank.
They believe that the matter was thrown under the table by Kenya and security agencies with the aim of maintaining diplomatic ties with United Kingdom (UK).
For years now, British soldiers have been training at the Nanyuki army base following an agreement between Kenya and the UK where the latter can send battalions a year and they stay for eight weeks training with soldiers attached to the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF).
According to The Sunday Times, by the time the body was discovered, the soldiers had gone back to their home country but one of them was heard bragging how she had ended the life of a lady he had meet while in Kenya.
The deceased family was informed by detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) that they had asked Britain to interview nine soldiers and also take DNA samples from them.
However, the British Ministry of Defence said that they never received such a request which saw the investigation stop.
However, a new investigation was opened last week and the family believe that this time around they will get justice for their kin.
K24 Digital has established that officers drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and sleuths attached to DCI have been investigating the death silently.
The soldiers engaged in ‘non stop’ sex with the Commercial Sex Workers which caught the attention of their bosses and they were forced to undergo mandatory HIV tests once they went back to their home country.
“Her case has been completely overlooked. From the first day we reported the case at the police station they never did anything until when the body was retrieved from the septic tank,” said Rose Wanyua Wanjiku who is Agnes’ older sister.
The Sunday Times reported that four witnesses in 2012 told Kenyan police officers that Agnes left the bar with a British soldier and they went to his room.
Inside the room, the two are believed to have differed which led to an altercation before a fight broke out.
The friend who had accompanied Agnes said that she opted to leave the premises after she failed to show up.