Lawmakers allege plot to cover-up Agnes Wanjiru’s murder

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 00:05 | By

The Kenya Government is working in cahoots with their UK counterparts to frustrate investigations into the murder of Agnes Wanjiru by a British soldier, Members of Parliament claimed yesterday.

Legislators claimed there was a high-profile cover up to exonerate the British soldier accused of the murder.

Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations told Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa that they had information that some powerful forces in the two countries were hell-bent to frustrate the probe, which has dragged on for over a decade.

“We have intelligence reports that attempts by our police to get assistance from the British military has not been successful including getting DNA samples,” said Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo (pictured).

The CS had appeared before the committee to state measures his ministry has made to bring to book the killers of Wanjiru. Wamalwa, while dispelling the cover-up claims, said he had obtained formal commitment by the British government to conduct a concerted probe and bring the culprit to the country to face justice. 

MPs had threatened to vote against a military cooperation agreement between Kenya and UK that is due for renewal until the British soldier involved in the gruesome murder is brought into the country to face the law.

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