• Ruiru head of DCI Justus Ombati termed the developments as a breakthrough in the murder probe.
• He said the incident happened out of a domestic quarrel and anger.
A boyfriend to a woman whose body was found wrapped in a suitcase and dumped outside a residential house at Kamakis in Ruiru, Kiambu County was arrested in connection with the murder.
Police said the man had confessed to the murder of the woman identified as Rispa Ndunge Vaati, 27, from Kitui South Sub County.
Her boyfriend took the police to a shop he bought the sack that he stuffed the body of the woman before he left it about 500 meters from where they stayed.
The murder incident happened on Monday, April 17.
He said he stayed with the body in the house. He had stuffed it in a suitcase and later in a sack before he left it at the scene.
The suspect also informed the officers that the two were working in a hotel within Kamakis area where the deceased was a cashier and the suspect was a chef.
He informed officers that they had a domestic quarrel and he hit the deceased on the head and killed her instantly.
The suspect then put the body of the deceased in a suitcase that was in the house.
The suspect also led the officers to Mukuyu area in Muranga where they also recovered the mobile handset of the deceased from his cousin.
The suspect told police he argued with the woman before he hit her out of anger and she fell on the floor before passing out.
When he realized she had died, he decided to find ways of disposing of the body. He then picked up her mobile phone and took it to his Murang’a home and left it there.
The mobile phone was recovered on Friday morning as part of the evidence.
Ruiru head of DCI Justus Ombati termed the developments as a breakthrough in the murder probe.
He said the incident happened out of a domestic quarrel and anger.
The body at Kamakis was discovered by locals who noticed the suitcase placed at the entrance of the residence.
The suitcase had been stuffed in a sack when the body was found Tuesday afternoon.
Police said they were called to the scene and informed of the discovery before picking it to the mortuary.
The woman had an injury on the head and was half naked.
The body was stuffed into the suitcase wholly and left at the scene where it was discovered.