Editor's Review

  • Detectives have finally established what killed journalist Jennifer Wambua.

An autopsy conducted on the late Jennifer Wambua revealed that she died of strangulation.

Government pathologist Johanssen Oduor on Thursday, March 18 told the family representative that Wambua was strangled to death.

Makueni MP and lawyer Daniel Maanzo relayed the results to the media. Wambua’s body was discovered by herdsmen in the Embul bul area of Ngong within Kajiado County last Saturday.

On Thursday, the ODPP had directed the Inspector General of Police to expedite investigations into the murder.

According to the DPP, IG Hillary Mutyambai should forward the investigation report to him soon for necessary action.

Crime Scene

Nairobi Leo on Wednesday reported that homicide detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had visited the scene where her body was found in the Embul bul area of Ngong.

Wambua, a former Machakos-based journalist, was last seen on Friday last week leaving her workplace at Ardhi House at around 10am.

Investigators want to establish whether Wambua was abducted from the city and killed elsewhere before her body was dumped in the Ngong forest.

She was a key witness in a fraud case involving powerful politicians. According to a local publication, she had testified in the Sh122 million fraud case at the Government Advertising Agency and she asked journalists who were in the courtroom not to publish her account.