Hands tied, mouth gagged and throat slit: Embu land officer’s foul murder

Hands tied, mouth gagged and throat slit: Embu land officer's foul murder
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Police in Embu West have launched investigations into the death of a 57-year-old woman who was murdered and her body left inside her car.

The body of Beatrice Wanjiru Gatura who is a land officer was discovered inside her vehicle which was parked in the middle of Embu-Kibugu road at Maria Mairi village.

Her hands were tied, mouth gagged and her throat slit.

Residents say they spotted the vehicle at around 6.30pm on Friday but paid no attention as they were rushing home to beat the daily curfew.

It was on Saturday morning when they got curious and informed the authorities.

Some villagers claim that two men alighted from the vehicle on Friday and walked a short distance before boarding a boda boda to an unknown destination.

Embu West OCPD Charles Kinyua said they were informed about the vehicle and upon inspection discovered the woman’s body inside.

He revealed that the Embu land officer was last seen at her office on Friday at noon.

The police boss added that it was possible she was murdered in a different area and the body dumped in Embu.

Family members who spoke to Citizen Digital said they were informed of her disappearance on Friday at around 7pm.

They were searching for her when they got wind that her car had been seen by the road.

Charles Muchwe, her brother-in-law, said they discovered a kitchen knife in the car which they believe was used to kill her.

He has called on police to speed up investigations and bring the culprits to book.

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