Suspect in Thika Road murder used fake ID to book room – police


• The body had been dismembered and put in a polythene paper.

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Detectives are rushing to find a suspect behind the murder of a 24-year-old woman whose mutilated body was found stuffed in a paper bag off Thika Road in Nairobi.

Preliminary findings show the man used fake documents and a mobile number registered under a woman’s name to book the room.

Apart from a few images obtained from CCTV cameras in the area, police have nothing more to hold onto as they pursue the suspect.

The motive of the murder remains a mystery.

“He seemed to have acted in rage and we fear he might kill more,” an officer in the probe team said.

The team is working to release the captured images of the man to the public to help identify him.

The woman has not been identified and police picked her fingerprints for analysis as part of efforts to identify her.

The woman was stabbed and chopped to death in an apartment along TRM Drive, Thika Road.

The man had on Saturday booked the room and walked in with the woman.

Come Sunday morning, he left alone, the caretaker at the apartment said adding he returned the key to the receptionist.

The caretaker went to check on the house and found some blood traces leading to the room. 

He said he followed the blood stain traces which led him to a dustbin collection point where he and other neighbours discovered the remains of a person which prompted her to call the police.

The body had been dismembered and put in a polythene paper.

CCTV footage of the incident showed a man in black jeans, black jumper, a navy blue shirt, specks, and a white cap booking the one-roomed house above a supermarket.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said they are looking for the suspect behind the murder.

He said the attendant at the premises is helping police with the probe.

“The owners of the premises need to be keen when handling those booking rooms. We are pursuing leads that may help us,” he said.

Police moved the remains to the Nairobi City Morgue awaiting autopsy and identification.

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