UK vows justice for Kenyan mother allegedly dumped in septic tank by British soldier

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UK vows justice for Kenyan mother allegedly killed and dumped in septic tank by British soldier

UK vows justice for Kenyan mother allegedly killed and dumped in septic tank by British soldier

The UK is ready to bring justice for Kenyan mother Agnes Wanjiru, who was allegedly killed by a British soldier in 2012, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said during his visit to Kenyan President William Ruto in Nairobi on Wednesday.

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The UK has claimed its willingness to bring justice for the Kenyan mother killed in 2012, allegedly at the hands of a British soldier, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly told Kenyan President William Ruto during his visit to Nairobi on Wednesday . The lifeless body of Agnes Wanjiru, a mother of a five-month-old baby, was found in a septic tank at the Lion’s Court Inn hotel in Nanyuki town in central Kenya in March 2012, nearly three months after she was last seen when she walked into the hotel from a nearby bar accompanied by one or two British soldiers. Kenyan police, requesting cooperation from the British Ministry of Defence, launched an investigation into the matter at the time, but were unable to identify the 21-year-old’s killer. old mother. In 2019, a Kenyan court concluded that Wanjiru had been killed by one or two British soldiers. In 2021, one of the soldiers who was in the hotel recounted what happened the night Nanyuki was killed, accusing the British Army leadership of “covering up”. the incident. Following the allegations, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee launched a murder investigation, but the results of the investigation were never made public. tank, where they found the young woman’s body. The Kenyan police reopened the investigation into Wanjiru’s murder following the report in the British media. In March 2021, British Army personnel on a training excursion were blamed for starting a fire that destroyed part of the 49,000 acre Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Nature Reserve, with one of the soldiers reportedly writing a social media post about his role at the arson.

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Reports revealed the identity of a British soldier who confessed to killing a Kenyan woman, Agnes Wanjiru, in October 2021 and dumping her body in a septic tank after becoming intimate with her in a hotel in Kenya in 2012. was reportedly “covered up” by the British Army.

The UK has claimed it is ready to bring justice to the Kenyan mother killed in 2012, allegedly at the hands of a British soldier, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Wednesday during his visit to Kenyan President William in Nairobi Ruto.

The lifeless body of Agnes Wanjiru, a mother of a five-month-old baby, was found in a septic tank at the Lion’s Court Inn hotel in Nanyuki town in central Kenya in March 2012, nearly three months after she was last seen walking into the hotel from a nearby bar, accompanied by one or two British soldiers.

Kenyan police, requesting cooperation from the British Ministry of Defence, launched an investigation into the case at the time, but were unable to identify the 21-year-old mother’s killer. In 2019, a Kenyan court concluded that Wanjiru had been killed by one or two British soldiers.

“We take our responsibility incredibly seriously to ensure that proper legal process is put in place and any perpetrators are brought to justice and we will continue to work closely with the Kenyan government on this,” said Cleverly, as quoted by the British media.

In 2021, one of the soldiers who was at the hotel recounted what happened the night Nanyuki was killed, accusing the British Army leadership of “covering up” the incident. In response to the allegations, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee launched a murder investigation, but the results of the investigations were never made public.

The witness quoted in the media report claimed that his comrade, along with a group of other soldiers, led him to the hotel’s septic tank, where they found the young woman’s body.

“He took me to the tank and lifted it up, and I looked in and I remember seeing her there. My heart sank. My mind just went blank. All I could say to him was ‘I will never forgive you for this,’ the witness said, according to the publication, adding that nothing happened to the killer after the incident was reported to the British Army Training Unit Kenya. .

The Kenyan police reopened the investigation into Wanjiru’s murder following the report in the British media.

Nanyuki’s murder is one of many reports of British soldiers being involved in unlawful acts, especially when dealing with the local population. In March 2021, British Army personnel on a training excursion were blamed for starting a fire that destroyed part of the 49,000 acre Lolldaiga Hills Ranch Nature Reserve, with one of the soldiers reportedly writing a social media post about his role at the arson.

“Two months later in Kenya and we’ve only got 8 days left… we’ve been good, started a 4.5km fire, killed an elephant and felt terrible about it, but heyho when we were in Rome”, wrote the soldier on Snapchat, according to media reports.

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