CSI - Nairobi, Use The Bold Red Italics To Solve This Crime...

A landlord found herself in unchartered waters after a tenant she evicted left a body of an identified woman in her house.
On Tuesday, June 3, Inspector John Kanampiu who works at the Buruburu DCI offices told the Madaraka law courts that the woman’s body was retrieved from a rental house owned by Nancy Wanja Njuguna, before it was later dumped at the Tumaini Primary school in Umoja.
It is alleged that Wanja tasked two casual laborers to remove the body from the scene of the incident.

A file image of officers ferrying a body from a residential area.

She and the two casual laborers (Kennedy Otieno Omar and Nicholas Kimanthi) are now being held at the Buruburu police station.
Omar is said to have wrapped the dismembered body with wedding decor materials before Kimanthi dumped the body at the school.

Despite the smell emanating from the bales, Kimanthi told the court that he did not know the contents as Omar had just asked him to take the materials to a dumpsite.

"I did not remove anything from the house as, by the time I was called, Omar and another man had already removed everything to a corridor outside the house.
“There was a smell but I assumed the materials were smelling because of being water-drenched and I did not bother to check because they were heaps,” he told the court.

[COLOR=rgb(226, 80, 65)]The tenant, David Migwi Kariuki, has since gone missing with Wanja having no details that can be used to locate him like his phone number, Identification Card, or next of kin. Kanampiu narrated that Kariuki had not paid rent for several months and she decided to lock his house.

"He later broke into the house, took his belongings and left behind huge bales of wedding decor materials and a blue water tank,” Kanampiu stated in an affidavit presented in court.

The DCI official has obtained orders to hold the three for 14 more days to allow for the investigation to take place.
The body of a woman was found on Sunday, May 31, stashed in a sack at the Tumaini Primary School playground in Umoja Estate in Nairobi.

People are really really sick. But a little due diligence could have saved that land kunguru.

Any chance she killed her then locked her inside for several days?

Read the red italics again…

Probably David Migwi never existed in the first place, maybe a ghost creation by the landlord, can’t understand how conveniently she didn’t have phone number or ID number of his tenant but ironically has all the 3 names as they appear on the ID/mpesa :D…or this could be a love triangle and Migwi was the landlord’s lover.

That plot owner is a dumb bitch ass! If she found the body in the house after the tenant moved out, the logical and legally right thing would have been to report to the police immediately.

The dead lady was the tenant. Landlady locked her inside, like they always do when you delay paying rent.

The landlady should be stoned to death

Landlords are the same in Kenya or in Trumpland…

Amanda Golob, managing attorney of the housing law unit at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans, said her office has seen several abusive tactics from landlords, including changing locks, cutting utilities, refusing to make essential repairs and constant harassment via phone calls and text messages: “They are creating an environment that forces the tenant to leave on their own.”
Similar incidences of self-help evictions, which are a violation of the law in most jurisdictions, have been reported by housing organizations across the country since the onset of the pandemic.
Nearly 30 percent of respondents to a survey by the National Fair Housing Alliance said they’ve experienced an increase in fair housing complaints, incidences or calls since mid-March when most states went into COVID-19 lockdowns.
Complaints could become more prevalent as the backlog of evictions builds and landlords’ frustrations mount, housing experts said.
“We have seen both prior to the pandemic and during the pandemic, some landlords will resort to intimidation or other tactics to push their tenants out. It is certainly possible that given the increasing economic pressure that both families and landlords are under that could increase,” said Alieza Durana, a writer and spokeswoman for the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.

Sada Jones anxiously paces inside her apartment every time she catches a glimpse of her building’s maintenance workers through a damaged glass patio door half boarded up with scrap wood that she says her landlord refuses to repair.
Jones, 23, a hotel cook, has been unable to make rent payments on her New Orleans-area apartment since being furloughed on March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, she alleges, her landlord began using aggressive tactics to force her out, including cutting off her utilities and sending maintenance workers to demand she leave.
“I’m scared because I don’t want to move with the situation that’s going on with COVID, but I also don’t want to live in these conditions,” she said. “I’m constantly anxious and paranoid about what they’ll do next. I don’t feel safe.”

Despite efforts by many jurisdictions to halt evictions either through formal moratoriums or court closures, some landlords have taken matters into their own hands with illegal “self-help” evictions and have been harassing and intimidating tenants like Jones who are unable to pay rent — many due to pandemic-related job loss — in an effort to get them out.
These tenants, many who are waiting on unemployment or stimulus checks, are put in the precarious situation of having to endure hostility or leave their homes in the midst of a public health crisis.