NINE British soldiers are said to be questioned by detectives over the unsolved murder of a mother who was killed near a military base in Kenya.
Agnes Wanjiru, 21, was found stabbed to death nine years ago in a hotel in Nanyuki, Kenya.
Witnesses told cops they saw Agnes – a sex worker with a five-month-old daughter – leaving the hotel bar with a British soldier.
It is claimed that they entered a room and that a doorman overheard a “fierce argument”, reports The Sunday Times.
His body was found in a septic tank on the hotel grounds two months later, by which time the soldiers had left Kenya.
Agnes’ sister Rose Wanyua Wanjiku, 48, told the Sunday Times: “She was in the company of British soldiers. I think they were responsible.
“Her case was completely ignored. From the first day we reported the case to the police station, the police did nothing until her body was accidentally removed from a septic tank.”
She added: âThe Kenyan police should have forced the British military to produce the culprits to face the law. “
Last week, soldiers who were at the hotel the night Agnes disappeared spoke of a “lost weekend” in Nanyuki.
Hundreds of soldiers were reportedly released from the base ahead of a three-day brawl involving mass brawls, drinking and sex parties.
Military police officers brought in to restore order were “kicked off the balconies” as rival regiments fought.
Local soldiers and women said the Lions Court Inn, where Agnes was last seen, had fallen into debauchery, with squad orgies and sex workers.
She was in the company of a few British soldiers. I believe they were responsible
Agnes’ sister, Rose Wanyua Wanjiku
One soldier said 60 soldiers were with “about 40 sex workers”.
He said, “When we came back, they [the Army] had us mass tested for HIV. “
None of the nine suspects have been questioned or asked to provide a DNA sample despite requests from Kenyan detectives.
A new investigation has been launched by the Kenyan authorities into the murder of Agnes, with the Defense Ministry helping “to determine what support is needed”.
A Defense Ministry spokesperson said: âIn 2012, the Special Investigation Branch carried out initial investigations in Kenya, including providing information on British personnel to the Kenyan police.
“No further assistance requests were received.
âFollowing the conclusion of a Kenyan investigation in 2019, we know that the Kenyan authorities are investigating this incident.
“Jurisdiction for this investigation rests with the Kenyan police, and we are currently in discussions with the Kenyan authorities to determine what support is needed.”
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