- Veronicah Kanini’s body was found buried in a shallow grave on the banks of Molo River in Baringo county
- Her distraught family which is still coming to terms with her death is now demanding justice
- She was last seen and heard alive on Friday, November 12, when she asked for KSh 3,000 to save her life
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After missing for 11 days, the family of a Nakuru trader were left in utter devastation after her body was discovered buried in a shallow grave at the bank of Molo River, in Baringo.
The mother of five was last seen alive on Friday, November 12, after she left her Nakuru home to Mogotio market where she worked as a trader.
On the evening of that day, she made a distressful call to her husband and asked for KSh 3,000 to save her life. A man, whom she had known for years had held her hostage and demanded the money.
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However, as soon as the money was sent, her phone went completely off and they did not ever get to hear from her.
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The following day, phone records put the man at the centre of her disappearance and was arrested as investigations into the case kickstarted.
Though he had at first, denied any involvement in the disappearance of the woman, on Tuesday, November 23, he confessed to the murder.
He also took detectives to the shallow grave where he had buried her remains in Mogotio.
On the day that he allegedly killed her, the man is said to have lit fire, roasted maize as he waited for Kanini to receive the KSh 3,000 which he had demanded from her and after which he allegedly killed her.
So decomposed was her body that her distraught family identified through the clothes that she had donned.
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Her family is still coming to terms with her death and they hoped that she would be found alive as she was a peace-loving woman.
According to her husband Njuguna, his deceased’s wife remains took long to be found because they are an ordinary family.
“If it was an influential family, she would have been found earlier,” the distraught husband said.
The family is now demanding justice while a post-mortem has been scheduled to determine how she died.
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Source: Tuko News