In relation to a woman’s murder in Nairobi County’s Roysambu, a Nigerian national was taken into custody.
According to a number of accounts, the suspect was apprehended on Monday night at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as he was trying to depart for Abuja.
On Sunday, the suspect was charged with dismembering the woman at an apartment in Roysambu.
Two more suspects were detained at Kasarani Police Headquarters for allegedly providing assistance to the Nigerian national.
The CCTV footage, which showed the suspect receiving the key used to access the apartment in Roysambu, allowed detectives to track down the Nigerian national.
To ascertain the reason behind the 25-year-old’s murder, police will piece together the information that is currently available.
Kasarani OCPD Joseph Muriuki explained to the media that they had not informed the family of the recent developments until detectives concluded investigations.
He explained that police officers traced the Nigerian through his phone contact that he used to book the rental room on Sunday.
The phone records also showed that on the night of the murder, the suspect was traced to Ruaka before the phone was switched off.
The woman’s body was found in a dismembered state and wrapped in a polythene bag and blood-soaked bed sheets on the staircase.
Following the incident, the apartment’s manager confirmed that the suspect had booked the room on Saturday at 3:00 pm but did not check out as per the due procedure.
After the scheduled check-out time passed, the caretaker proceeded to the house and found the woman’s body.
Following the murder, Kasarani Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Jimmy Kimari warned owners of short-term rental apartments to install security cameras and also have detailed records of guests booking the premises.