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Police find woman's head hidden on a tree in Nyandarua

Thursday October 24 2019

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Police termed the crime as domestic violence. AFP PHOTO 

WAIKWA MAINA
By WAIKWA MAINA
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Nyandarua police have found the head of a woman, who was allegedly killed by her husband in Kipipiri two months ago.

Gideon Ngumi, the county police commander, said the head belonging to Teresia Wanjiru was found on a tree branch inside a paper bag.

Wanjiru's body was found two months ago in a pit latrine in an abandoned nursery school compound, but the head was missing.

Villagers, who accused her husband of hacking her to death, tracked him down to a house in Gilgil and lynched him.

“Wanjiru was in an abusive marriage. Her husband was a drug addict and was also a suspected thief," Samson Karanja, a village elder said.

The police boss said village elders requested to burry the head.

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"We had no reason to detain or take it to the mortuary since we have no one to prosecute with the murder,” Mr Ngumi said.