British soldiers joked about the death of Agnes Wanjiru (pictured) several years after her body was found in a hotel sceptic tank in Nanyuki, central Kenya, it has been claimed

British soldiers made jokes about Agnes Wanjiru’s (pictured) death several years after her body was discovered in a hotel in Nanyuki, central Kenya.

It was reported that British soldiers laughed at the death of a mother who was found in a hotel sceptic tanks in Kenya.

Mother-of-1 Agnes Wanjiru was 21 when she disappeared in March 2012. She was found two months later at the Lions Court Hotel Nanyuki.

Soldier X, a soldier, has been accused of murdering another soldier. He allegedly confessed.

The Sunday Times has also reported that another soldier reported the incident to senior officers at the time – but no action was taken.

It has prompted Labour Party to ask the Government to investigate any possible “cover-up”.

Now, the newspaper reports that a group nine British soldiers joked about her death on Twitter several years after she was last spotted in a hotel with Soldier X.

 A member of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, the same regiment Soldier X reportedly served in, posted two photos of the Lions Court Hotel on Facebook.

The caption of the pictured was “If you know, then you know” with a crying with laughter emoticon.

A number of soldiers replied to the post, with one posting a ghost Emoji and another posting the words’sceptic tanks’.

A general view of the main entrance of the Lion's Court Lodge which is currently closed for renovations where most of British soldiers go for entertainment after their trainings in Nanyuki

A general view showing the main entrance to the Lion’s Court Lodge, which is currently closed due to renovations. This Lodge is where most British soldiers go after their trainings in Nanyuki.

The naked body of mother-of-one Ms Wanjiru was found in a septic tank at the Lions Court Inn hotel (pictured) in the village of Nanyuki, central Kenya, two months after her disappearance

Two months after her disappearance, Ms Wanjiru’s naked body was found in a septic system at the Lions Court Inn hotel in Nanyuki, central Kenya.

A third wrote: “Rum gaff” – which means “dodgy spot”.

Soldier X posted an emoji depicting an angel. The soldiers responded with emojis of an angel crying, and then a cartoon featuring a baby crying at a funeral that was taken from Family Guy. 

One member then asked Soldier X if he gets all choked up thinking bout that place’ – a reference apparent to Agnes’ claims that he choked her during sex.

He said, “Come to think about it, I have had a sore stomach today.”

Soldier X declined to comment on the Facebook conversation when he was asked.

 He previously told the newspaper ‘rumours’ had been going round that he was responsible that ‘bordered on bullying’.


Nanyuki is heavily dependent on the income from British soldiers based at the Nyati Barracks

Nanyuki depends heavily on the income of British soldiers based at Nyati Barracks

He said: “But there’s no way to do that when you’re in military service, and people say things like this, but the truth is, it’s full falsehoods.”

Referring to his Army colleagues, he stated: “There are a lot of idiots but there is no real truth in them.” 

After smelling foul, a maintenance worker found Ms Wanjiru’s naked body at the hotel almost a decade ago.

The family of the sex worker has been requesting answers and claims that Kenyan authorities and British have orchestrated a cover up to maintain diplomatic relations.

The UK sends six infantry battalions a year for eight-week exercises to the nearby Nanyuki army base.

Ms Wanjiru was found dead in her tank two months prior to its discovery by British troops.

According to members of the regiment, the identity of her killer was kept a secret. Five soldiers identified the same person to Sunday Times.

However, the British Army has never held an enquiry and none of the presenters on the night were questioned by their superiors.

In Kenya, in 2019, a court ruled that the mother had been’murdered by British Soldiers’. However, no action was taken by army personnel.

Rose Wanyua (C) sister to Agnes Wanjiru who is said to have been killed by a British soldier, shows journalists pictures of her sister at her home in Majengo Slums in Nanyuki in Kenya

Rose Wanyua, (C) sister of Agnes Wanjiru is shown journalists photos of her at her home in Majengo Slums. Nanyuki, Kenya.

A spokesperson for MoD said that the Special Investigation Branch had conducted initial inquiries in Kenya in 2012, and provided information to Kenyan Police regarding British personnel. At that point, no further requests were received.

“Following the conclusion to a Kenyan Inquest in 2019, we are aware of the fact that the Kenyan authorities have begun investigating this incident.

“The Kenyan Police has jurisdiction over this investigation. We are currently in discussions and offering our full support to the Kenyan authorities regarding their inquiries.

“Due the ongoing investigation it would not be appropriate to comment further.

A MoD spokesperson stated that Agnes Wanjiru’s tragic death in Kenya in 2012 was due to the insistence of the Defence Secretary.

“He is working with the Military and Kenyan Police in order to ensure that their investigation is not hampered.”