Three arrested in connection with Roysambu murder

Among the suspects, is a Foreigner arrested on Tuesday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as he prepared to fly out of the country
Three arrested in connection with Roysambu murder

Detectives in Nairobi are holding 3 suspects linked to the bizarre killing of a 20-year-old woman whose body was discovered in Nairobi’s Roysambu area.

Among the suspects, is a foreigner arrested on Tuesday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he prepared to fly out of the country.

According to detectives, the suspect was travelling using a Mozambican passport at the time of his arrest. He was then interrogated and transferred to the Kasarani Police Station pending identification.

The arrest comes as detectives continue to piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident which has elicited mixed reactions across the country.

The Sunday incident was reported by a property manager of the guest house who alerted police on the discovery of blood-stained bedsheets on the staircase.

Police later found the woman’s dismembered body stashed in polythene bags suggesting the killer may have tried to dispose it off.

The incident has generated calls for a stricter regulations and measures on accommodation in AirBnBs, lodgings, and guesthouses in the country.

On Tuesday, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua said that his Ministry through the Tourism Regulatory Authority, will rigorously enforce compliance, taking legal action against any violations of TRA licensing laws. Late renewals will be subject to penalties and other consequences as stipulated by law.

On Monday, the Private Security Regulatory Authority (PRSA) directed that anyone seeking accommodation in Kenya will now be required to deposit their identification documents upon entry temporarily.

This new policy is a response to the increased security concerns including cases of murder, within residential properties affiliated with online accommodation platforms.

Within the past week, 2 women have been found murdered in AirBnB’s in Nairobi after checking in with men for overnight stays.

Fazul Mahamed, who heads the Private Security Regulatory Authority emphasized the importance of accurately recording the identification details of all individuals gaining access to such premises, saying it aligns with Section 48 of the Private Security Regulation Act.

Agencies

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