The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has taken over the case of Cynthia Nanjala, a 20-year-old housekeeper who is suspected of being murdered while working at the residence of a top security officer.
On Saturday, June 11, Mwaura Kabata, a council member of LSK, told the press that the society had taken up the case to ensure that the victim gets justice.
He said that he had contacted the deceased’s relatives since the criminals implicated are high-ranking members of society.
“The society has contacted the family and will be elevating the investigation because the main perpetrator may be able to avoid justice,” Nanjala said.
Nanjala died at Kenyatta National Hospital on Thursday, June 3, after being injured in an attack, according to witnesses.
Her relatives in Kangemi claim she was injured in Embakasi, Nairobi, after an alleged affair with an officer’s husband.
Witnesses have refuted prior accusations that Nanjala had gone missing, claiming instead that she had been attacked.
She was last spotted taking clothes off the line at her employer’s house, but she never left the Embakasi apartments.
If she had left the apartments, a witness claimed, she would have been seen by a security guard or spoken to her sister, who works in the next-door building.
“Cynthia was dressed in a maxi-white dress with sleeves on that particular day. I had no idea what she was going to ask me.
“I don’t believe Cynthia ran away since she could have been noticed by the gateman. Why didn’t she inform both her sister and the gateman? Cynthia chose to stay in Kawangwere, while another sister lives in Kangemi. “He didn’t ask anyone for anything,” the witness added.