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Detectives arrest three suspects in the murder of Egerton University girl

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Police have arrested three suspects in connection to the murder of a 22-year-old Egerton university student, Eunice Muthoni Njeri.

The deceased body was discovered dumped in River Subuku in December last year.

The three Diana Njeri Muthiomi, Tamar Wambora Njeru and Eric Maingi Mutuma have since been placed in custody, in connection with the murder.

According to investigations, Njeri’s murder was planned and executed by her two close friends Tamar and Diana after one of them suspected that she was engaged in a love affair with her husband Eric Maingi Mutuma.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have now revealed that a day before Njeri was killed, Diana and Tamar had left for a funeral in Nakuru leaving behind the deceased with Diana’s husband

According to the probe, it is after they returned late at night that they suspected a brewing love affair between the two.

A confrontation and bitter exchange of words then ensued and that the following day, the deceased was called by Diana and Tamar, to ostensibly settle the matter, never to be seen alive again.

An autopsy report conducted by Dr Wangari Wambugu at the Egerton University Funeral home on December 10, 2020, reveals that Njeri was first strangled before her killers dumped her body in the river.

Forensic analysis by the

The DCI Homicide branch, in their forensic analysis placed Muthiomi at the scene confirming that in the wee hours of December 7, 2020, Diana was at the exact spot where the deceased’s body was found.

Diana and Eric will also face electronic fraud charges, after 722 Sim cards and seven mobile phones were found in their house.

The three will be arraigned at the Nakuru Law courts on Monday, to answer to their crimes.

Meanwhile, Homicide Detectives have cast their net wider, in search of accomplices who helped in the dumping of the deceased’s body.

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