Detectives are investigating the possibility the man behind the murder of a 24-year-old woman whose mutilated body was found stuffed in a paper bag off Thika Road in Nairobi was on hire.
This is after it emerged her head is missing. Police suspect he may have carried the body to show his masters he had accomplished the mission.
Police say preliminary findings show the killer used a hacksaw in his mission.
He dismembered the woman’s body severing the limbs, arms and head from the torso. He then wrapped the body parts in a bedsheet and paper bag.
The head was missing at the scene. There were marks of the hacksaw on the body when police arrived to pick it up to the mortuary.
It also emerged the man had called to book the room using a mobile number registered under a woman’s name.
The owner of the room referred him to an agent for room viewing.
He walked to the agent at the entrance of the apartment and declared he had been sent by the owner to view the room and needed the key and direction or guidance there.
All along, he had a cap and specks on which police believe were meant to hide his identity.
The suspect had made the call on Saturday at about 3pm. An hour later he had viewed the room and accepted to take it for the night.
He went back to the agent who asked him to pay the Sh2000 for the night through MPesa. But he apparently said his MPesa had issues and had the cash.
The agent consulted the owner who agreed to take the Sh2000 in cash which has emerged to be another trick he used to hide his identity.
It was until about 8pm when the woman arrived and told the guards she was joining him at the Green House Apartment House B1.
Police believe the man murdered him hours later and arranged the body parts in the bedsheet and later paper bag, cleaned the house and took the same to the dustbin at about 5 am.
The woman’s clothes were also missing.
Preliminary findings show the man used fake documents and a mobile number registered under a woman’s name to book the room.
Apart from a few images obtained from CCTV cameras in the area, police have nothing more to hold onto as they pursue the suspect.
The motive of the murder remains a mystery.
“He seemed to have acted in rage and we fear he might kill more,” an officer in the probe team said.