Detectives probing the murder of National Lands Commission deputy communications director Jennifer Itumbi Wambua are pursuing fresh leads into the alleged gruesome killing.
The homicide detectives established that Wambua was in constant communication with a Machakos-based priest who advised her to take some time alone and pray over her depression.
Details of conversations that the detectives retrieved after mobile phone analysis, Wambua heeded the priest’s advice and went to Ngong’ forest for private prayers.
The detectives believed the communications expert might have met her death during the encounter with the main suspect, Peter Njenga, who offered her drinking water as she was coming from prayer.
Strangled to death
The government chief pathologist, Johannsen Oduor, who presided over an autopsy, confirmed that Wambua’s esophagus had collapsed before she passed away.
Oduor, who did not speak to the media but opted to brief the family represented by lawyer and MP Daniel Maanzo, established that Wambua also sustained bruises in the face and legs.
She was last seen on Friday, March 12, when her husband Joseph Komu dropped her at the offices.
She was found dead four days later at the City Mortuary.
Komu said after dropping her at work, he was surprised to find later her handbag and mobile phone in the family car.
“I picked the car at around 11 am and went to the garage, where I discovered my wife’s handbag and her phone. After the car was fixed, I drove to her office to drop the items but was shocked when her colleagues told me she had not been seen that day,” he said.