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 troopers joked in regards to the loss of life of Agnes Wanjiru (pictured) a number of years after her physique was present in a lodge sceptic tank in Nanyuki, central Kenya, it has been claimed

Kenyan police introduced at present they’ve reopened their investigation into the homicide of a younger mom who was final seen with a British soldier from a close-by army base.

Mom-of-one Agnes Wanjiru, 21, was present in a septic tank behind the Lions Court docket Resort in Nanyuki, near the British Military Coaching Unit Kenya camp, two months after she disappeared in March 2012. 

Ms Wanjiru, a prostitute, had reportedly been partying with troopers on the night time she went lacking.

The Sunday Occasions final month reported that a British soldier – named solely as Soldier X – confessed to killing Ms Wanjiru and confirmed comrades the place he dumped her physique, and the crime was reported however dismissed by army officers.  

The revelations have galvanised contemporary requires an investigation and justice for Ms Wanjiru.

‘I’ve directed the Directorate of Felony Investigations to reopen the case and compile all of the out there proof and witness accounts and make sure the case is concluded earlier than a court docket of regulation,’ Kenyan police chief Hilary Mutyambai stated on Twitter.

‘I’m additionally urging the UK authorities to collaborate with us to conclude the case and administer justice.’ 

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 normal view of the principle entrance of the Lion’s Court docket Lodge which is presently closed for renovations the place most of British troopers go for leisure 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

The bare physique of mother-of-one Ms Wanjiru was present in a septic tank on the Lions Court docket Inn lodge (pictured) within the village of Nanyuki, central Kenya, two months after her disappearance

The Sunday Occasions yesterday reported {that a} group of 9 British troopers joked in regards to the loss of life on social media a number of years after she was final seen coming into a lodge room with Soldier X.

A member of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, the identical regiment Soldier X reportedly served in, posted two images of the Lions Court docket Resort on Fb.

The pictured included the caption ‘If you understand, you understand’ with a crying with laughter emoji.

A variety of troopers responded to the submit with one posting a ghost emoji whereas one other posted the phrases ‘septic tank.’

A 3rd wrote: ‘Rum gaff’ – that means ‘dodgy place’.

Soldier X posted an emoji of an angel. Different troopers then responded with crying-laughing emojis, adopted by a cartoon of a child crying at a funeral from TV present Household Man. 

One member then requested Soldier X if he will get ‘all choked up eager about that place’ – an obvious reference to allegations he killed Agnes by choking her throughout intercourse.

He stated: ‘Come to think about it I’ve had a sore throat at present.’

When requested in regards to the dialog on Fb, Soldier X declined to remark.

He beforehand advised the newspaper ‘rumours’ had been going spherical that he was accountable that ‘bordered on bullying’.


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

Nanyuki is closely depending on the earnings from British troopers based mostly on the Nyati Barracks

He added: ‘However there’s nothing you are able to do whenever you’re within the army, and other people say stuff like that, however actually, it is filled with lies.’

Referring to his military colleagues, he stated: ‘There’s loads of idiots, however there is no actual fact in it.’ 

The bare physique of Ms Wanjiru – who left behind a five-month-old daughter – was discovered on the lodge practically a decade in the past by a upkeep employee after a foul odor.

The intercourse employee’s household has been pushing for solutions and claims British and Kenyan authorities have staged a cover-up to keep up diplomatic relations.

The UK sends six infantry battalions a yr for eight-week workouts to the close by Nanyuki military base.

Ms Wanjiru’s physique lay within the tank for 2 months earlier than it was found, by which era the British troops had lengthy since departed Kenya.

Members of the regiment allege the title of her killer was an open secret, with 5 completely different troopers figuring out the identical individual to the Sunday Occasions.

However the British Military has by no means held an inquiry and none of these current on the night time have been questioned by superiors.

An inquest was held in Kenya in 2019 through which a decide dominated the mom was ‘murdered by British troopers’ however no subsequent motion was taken by the military.

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 to Agnes Wanjiru who is alleged to have been killed by a British soldier, reveals journalists footage of her sister at her residence in Majengo Slums in Nanyuki in Kenya

An MoD spokesman stated: ‘In 2012, Particular Investigation Department carried out preliminary enquiries in Kenya, together with offering details about British personnel to the Kenyan Police. No additional requests had been acquired at the moment.

‘Following the conclusion of a Kenyan inquest in 2019, we’re conscious that the Kenyan authorities are wanting into this incident.

‘The jurisdiction for this investigation rests with the Kenyan Police, and we’re presently in discussions with the Kenyan authorities providing our full help and cooperation with their inquiries.

‘Resulting from this being topic to an ongoing investigation it will be inappropriate to remark additional.’

On the tragic loss of life of Agnes Wanjiru in Kenya in 2012, an MoD spokesman added: ‘The Defence Secretary is impatient with the tempo of this and has directed full cooperation.

‘He’s working with the Army and Kenyan Police to make sure their investigation isn’t impeded.’ 

The British defence ministry stated it at all times labored in partnership with Kenyan police and its help could be forthcoming the place wanted.

‘The UK stands able to help all requests as we’ve got finished since day one,’ the ministry stated on Twitter.

Earlier, it stated that opposite to experiences it had solely acquired a request for DNA samples from Kenyan authorities in late October and it was complying.