Family of woman killed 12 years ago by British soldiers cries for justice.

Family of a woman who was killed 12 years ago in Nanyuki by British soldiers has accused the government of delaying the prosecution of the suspects behind Agnes Wanjiru’s death.

Agnes was allegedly murdered by British soldiers and then dumped in a septic tank in 2012 and to date no one has been charged.

Speaking to journalists at Milimani law courts the family accused the state of delayed justice and cried out for help.

Agnes’s elder sister Rose Wanyua, niece and a local civil society group – African Center for Corrective and Preventive Action (ACCPA) filed a case in court seeking to compel the state to produce a report on the status of the investigations into her death.

They have sued Attorney General Justin Muturi, CS interior Kithure Kindiki, DPP Renson Ingonga and DCI boss Amin Mohamed.

In the case they have argued that the murder case has taken 12 years to investigate and all they have been getting from both the Kenyan and British Government are promises with no action.

At the time of her death, Agnes then aged 21, was allegedly last seen in the company of British soldiers at Lions Court Hotel in Nanyuki in March 2012 before she went missing.

Her body was later retrieved from a septic tank at the hotel two months later.

Through lawyer Mbiyu Kamau, the family has faulted the state officers for withholding information and lack of prosecution of the suspects behind the alleged killing of Wanjiru leading to an innate delay in the prosecution of the offence.

An inquest heard before Nanyuki Principal Magistrate Njeri Thuku concluded in November 2019 that Wanjiru was killed by British soldiers.

The British soldiers believed to be responsible for the murder have since submitted that Kenya lacks jurisdiction to arrest and prosecute them.

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