Kenya Medical Training College tutor Eunice Kiema was killed inside her vehicle on November 11.
The body of the mother of two was found in a pool of blood and her eyes had been gouged out.
Mwingi Central sub-county commander Peter Mutuma said the body was found inside the car at Mwingi market.
The body had several stab wounds. Some of her body parts had been set on fire.
“The body was picked up by the police from the crime department of the Mwingi office and the investigation has begun to ascertain the early morning murder,” said Mutuma on the day of the body was found.
“The suspect seems to have had intentions to also torch the car, a Toyota Raum with registration KCJ 451B, which was grey in colour after a matchbox was found at the scene,” Mutuma said.
An autopsy on the body at Mwingi Level 4 Hospital revealed strangle marks on Kiema’s neck, wounds on her head as a result of being hit with a blunt object, brain bleeding, burns over the right hip, legs and the foot and injuries on the forearm.
A few days back, Eunice’s brother, Joseph Kiema highlighted the family’s frustration.
“My sister, Eunice Nuna Kiema was brutally murdered in a way too horrible to describe on the night of 10th /11th November 2019 at Mwingi. She was a lecturer at KMTC Mwingi campus. The gruesome murder was reported at Mwingi Police Station and booked under OB NUMBER. 25/11/11 at 0915hrs.
What is puzzling to the family is the way the investigation has been going on. As we speak the family is in darkness, no forthcoming information from Dcio Mwingi. We as a family feel a grieved as the matter is not being treated with the seriousness it deserves. We have been very cooperative with the police whenever we are called. I pray you kindly find time to unravel the gruesome murder of my sister.”
So far, Homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a medical college lecturer in Mwingi.
Detectives on Thursday announced on Twitter the arrest of a suspect identified as Jackson Nzaghi.
A bunch of documents owned by the deceased, Eunice Kiema, were found in a Toyota Probox that the police have detained.
The detectives investigating the case said the ownership of the vehicle might have been the motive of the killing.
Nzaghi was on Thursday arraigned at Mwingi law court and ordered detained for 14 days.
Following the arrest, late Kiema’s family expressed their gratitude and urged the investigative officers to do more to bring all culprits to book.
“That is a good move, though very slow,” Mary Mwendwa, the deceased niece, said.
The lecturer was buried in an emotional send-off at her Kyanika village in Kyuso sub-county. Mourners called for fast investigations.