Woman found dead in Nairobi apartment was murdered, police investigations reveal

Nairobi, Kenya – Police investigations in Lang’ata, Nairobi, have uncovered new details surrounding the death of Nelvine Museti, a 28-year-old woman whose body was found outside an apartment building. Initially believed to have jumped from the third floor of the Ascot apartment, a post-mortem report revealed that Museti actually died from a head injury caused by blunt force trauma.

Neighbors reported hearing a thud at around 5am on January 11, and Museti’s body was discovered around 6am. Subsequent police investigations revealed that Museti’s death was not a result of suicide as initially suspected. Instead, evidence found at the scene and in her residence suggested foul play. Detective Constable Johnson Wanjohi of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Lang’ata office stated in an affidavit that the house was in disarray and that Museti had been in the company of a man the previous night.

Furthermore, forensic investigations and analysis of Museti’s mobile phone call logs and text messages led to the arrest of a police officer attached to the General Service Unit (GSU) at the Ruaraka headquarters in Nairobi. The GSU officer, who was in contact with the deceased until late that night, was found to have purchased items believed to be the drinks and condoms found at the scene, using M-Pesa Till numbers.

As a result of these findings, the officer is currently in custody at Lang’ata Police Station after a magistrate granted a 21-day detention order. The police are continuing their investigations in the case, which has now been classified as a murder. Additionally, evidence collected from Museti’s residence, including used condoms, an empty beer bottle, and glasses containing a substance suspected to be alcohol, has been sent for toxicology and DNA analysis.

The new information uncovered in this case has raised significant suspicions about the circumstances surrounding Museti’s death, and authorities are working diligently to ensure that justice is served in this tragic situation.