Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers are in pursuit of a man suspected of killing his former girlfriend in Nairobi’s Njiru area on Thursday, 21st January.
The unidentified man is said to have torched the woman in her house and fled.
Two house helps narrated how their boss, upon receiving her visitor (the suspect) around 8am, had given them time off, saying that the former boyfriend wanted some privacy as they addressed their stalemate.
Later in the afternoon, the house was seen in flames, and even after putting out the fire, nothing was salvaged.
“Her burnt body, whose hands appeared to have been tied before the house was set ablaze, was recovered at the scene, ” said the DCI in a statement.
Detectives based in Kayole are working with the DCI Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) in the manhunt for the suspect.
In another incident, sleuths from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, and their Homa Bay counterparts and officers from the Child Protection Unit, have rescued a one-month-old baby, who was stolen from his mother three weeks ago at a beauty salon in Rodi Kopany, Homa Bay County.
Baby Stanley Decimal was stolen from Benta Achieng.
The suspect identified as Bella Achieng Ogolla had met Benta in hospital days before she delivered, only to allegedly steal the baby later.
The detectives are keen to establish how the suspect managed to convince her 42-year-old husband, Bernard Akello, that she had been pregnant all along and had finally borne him a son.