By Linet Minayo
Police in Ongata Rongai are investigating a case in which a primary school teacher is suspected to have been murdered and her remains concealed in a house.
OCPD Silas Ringera told Kajiado News Update on Monday officers from directorate of criminal investigation have taken over the case of the slain teacher, Priscillah Wangeci.
Ringera said he received details of Wangeci’s death case on February 11 after her body was found in a house belonging to her mother in-law in Ongata Rongai.
“Initial reports indicated that she had committed suicide after her body was found beside a bed in the home of her mother in-law. The neck was tied to the bed to suggest she had hanged herself,” said Ringera.
He said the police moved the body to Nairobi City Mortuary where a post mortem was conducted and established that indeed, Wangeci has been strangled to death.
“The police are now trying to put available pieces of information together and also trace the movement of the deceased to the time her death was reported to the police,” said Ringera.
Speaking outside Ongata Police Station on Monday Wangeci’s cousin, Eve Maina said; “As a family we are going through a tough time.”
Maina said Wangeci, a primary school teacher in Bururu was 6 months pregnant with twins when she died.
“She was found dead in Rongai on February 11 2018 at her matrimonial home. In a compound with 4 other houses whose occupants are her brothers in-law and mother in-law. They claimed she committed suicide,” said Maina at police station.
“We are appealing to the police to get to the root cause of her death. Her husband, Morris Mbugua, is currently in Dubai and has not send in a word ever since his wife died,” said Maina.
Maina had earlier told Ongata Rongai policemen that Wangeci, who lives in Buruburu, had been invited by her mother in-law to a family meeting at their home near the Smith Hotel along the Rongai/Kiserian road on February 10.
Police are now studying photographs taken from the death scene in trying to establish how her murder was staged.
The officers showed the Star disturbing photos of Wangeci’s body with her neck tied to the left side of her husband’s bed.
The deceased was engaged to her husband last year but had not moved to her in-law’s home.