Detectives are currently in the process of searching for a suspect in the murder of a 24-year-old woman whose dismembered body was found stuffed in a paper bag along Thika Road in Nairobi.
Preliminary findings indicate that the man used fake identification and a mobile number registered under the woman’s name.
Despite having a few images captured by CCTV cameras in the area, the police currently lack substantial evidence to apprehend the suspect.
The motive behind the murder remains a puzzle.
“He appeared to act in anger, and we fear he may strike again,” said an officer from the Investigation Unit.
Investigators are working to release publicly captured images of the suspect to aid in identification.
The woman, as yet unidentified, had her fingerprints taken by the police as part of efforts to establish her identity.
The victim was stabbed and dismembered to death in a house near TRM Drive, Thika Road.
On Saturday, the man had booked a room and entered with the woman.
By Sunday morning, he left alone, and the security guard reported that he returned the key.
The guard went to check the house and found bloodstains in the room.
He followed the blood trail to a garbage collection point where he and other neighbors discovered the remains of a person, prompting him to alert the police.
The body had been cut into pieces and placed in a plastic bag.
CCTV footage of the incident showed a man wearing black jeans, a black T-shirt, a blue shirt, stains, and a white cap entering and leaving the room.
Nairobi Police Chief Adamson Bungei stated that they are actively searching for the suspect involved in the murder. A caretaker in the area is assisting the police in their investigation.
The police have transferred the remains to the City mortuary in Nairobi, awaiting autopsy and identification.