Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved murder charges against a key suspect Peter Mwangi Njenga alias Ole Sankale in the murder of NLC official Jennifer Wambua.
Last week DCI detectives arrested Mwangi in the murder of the Acting communication director of the National Land Commission after forensics placed him at the crime scene.
According to the DCI eyewitnesses also placed Mwangi at the scene of the crime. The sleuths also established that the suspect was in their records for committing other offences.
"Peter Mwangi Njenga alias Ole Sankale has been identified as the main suspect, among others at large in the heinous murder. The detectives through criminal intelligence first forensically placed the suspect at the scene of the crime.
"They managed to establish eyewitnesses who saw the suspect with the deceased the last time she was seen alive on March 12th, 2021, at the scene and thorough repeat combing of the scene they stealthily managed to pick crucial exhibits," part of the statement by DCI read.
The body of Wambua was discovered at the City mortuary after she went missing. Nairobi Police Commander Philip Ndolo revealed that her body was found dumped at Ngong forest.
Sleuths investigating the murder established that she was not abducted on the day she was reported missing.
According to reports by the homicide detectives, Wambua left her vehicle at NLC before proceeding to Ngong for prayer in isolation as she was advised by her pastor.
Detectives said that after prayers she met Mwangi, the main suspect in the murder. He offered to get her drinking water before sexually assaulting her then strangled her to death.