DCI: Man Who Murdered His Wife in Naivasha Arrested

Following the gruesome murder of a 26-year-old woman, whose decomposing remains were discovered at a thicket in Naivasha’s Kongoni area, detectives have arrested her husband, who is alleged to have killed her.

Julius Owaka, 32, was arrested last evening by detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Naivasha, following preliminary cybercrime findings that linked him to the murder most foul.

According to the couple’s neighbors in the Duro area, the two had lived together for five years before differences started rocking their blissful union, leading to irreconcilable differences that led to their separation last year.

A police crime scene tape

The deceased opted to move back to her parent’s home a few kilometers away.

However, early this year, the man who is a football player at a local flower farm soccer club, started making romantic overtures to the deceased in a bid to rekindle the dying ambers of their once beautiful marriage.

Unaware that she was being lured to a death trap, the deceased left her father’s compound on January 31, not to be seen again, until her decomposing remains were discovered 9 days later in a thicket within the Duro area, three kilometers from her father’s home.

Investigations into the murder began immediately and agents based at CRIB joined their Naivasha-based counterparts, in a manhunt for Wanjiru’s killer.

Through forensic cyber & digital analysis, the sleuths traced the suspect to Githurai 45, where he had since gone into hiding, after committing the crime.

Yesterday evening, sleuths combed the populous Githurai 45, before fishing out Julius Owaka, from his hideout.

DNA and Crime Scene experts based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory had earlier obtained DNA samples from the scene of the crime and with Owaka’s arrest, the sleuths will be conducting a conclusive analysis for a watertight case against him.

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