Sleuths investigating the murder of National Lands Commission official Jennifer Wambua have established that she was not abducted on the day she was reported missing.

Detectives ruled out the possibility that Wambua was abducted before her disappearance, noting that she left her car at the NLC’s headquarters.

According to reports by the homicide detectives, Wambua left her vehicle at NLC before proceeding to Ngong for prayer in isolation as she was advised by her pastor.

Text messages that Wambua had exchanged with her spiritual adviser from Machakos established that the pastor told her to find a secluded place where she would hold prayers by herself.

An analysis of the SMSs also revealed that Wambua was suffering from depression and that is why she sought help from her pastor.

Sleuths said that after prayers she met Peter Njenga, the main suspect in the murder. He offered to get her drinking water before sexually assaulting her then strangled her to death.

Last week the court allowed police to detain key suspects Benjamin Saitoti, David Sempuan for 10 more days to conclude the investigations.

Detectives said Wambua received Sh2.7 million, just a week before she was killed, and withdrew Sh2 million a day before she disappeared.

Sleuths believe that the Sh2 million she withdrew and the large sums of money she was receiving from NLC, including an Sh6 million payment are part of the reasons she was killed.