Police fail to find remains of missing woman


Police fail to find remains of missing woman

The fate of a woman who disappeared last year remains unknown after police failed to find her remains even after exhuming a site in Murang’a where they suspected she might have been buried by her assailant.

Margaret Waithera, a 35-year-old mother of three, is said to have disappeared without a trace last year from her home in Murang’a where she lived with her husband.

Speaking to Citizen Digital on Tuesday, Murang’a North DCIO Japheth Maingi confirmed that Waithera’s remains were not found at the site, adding that despite the outcome, the case will remain open.

Local police together with a police pathologist dug up different spots on the half-acre piece of land where Waithera was thought to have been buried for six hours but could not find her remains.

“We obtained a court order to exhume the remains but we did not find anything, we are appealing to the public, if anyone has any information concerning her disappearance come forward,” he said.

Mr Maingi claimed that her husband, Hadad Gitau, was the last person to be seen with her alive and is currently a prime suspect in her murder.

Mr Gitau is said to have taken off soon after his wife’s disappearance and a manhunt is underway to arrest him.

According to Waithera’s Sister Philomena Soila, Mr Gitau sent her a message asking her to pick up her sister from the Narok matatu terminus but when she went she only found the children without their mother.

The family then launched a search for their loved one in hospitals and morgues and placed missing person adverts in various places but are yet to find her.

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