Two suspects in the murder of 26-year-old Pamela Asesa in Mowlem, Umoja estate of Nairobi were on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, arrested by DCI sleuths based in Dandora.
The first suspect Edwin Odada and the second Samuel Otieno who was found with the phone of the deceased were arrested in the Tushauriane area of Kayole by the sleuths.
The suspects are said to have attacked Asesa, raped and killed her by strangulation before closing the door with a padlock from inside.
According to a police report seen by K24 digital, James Odour (the boyfriend of the deceased) who is an employee of Challenge Engineering works Mombasa Road got to his place at around 8 pm on Monday, July 11, 2022, when he found the house closed from the inside with a padlock.
The two were cohabitating and when he got home that night he thought that she had gone to buy supper.
“Odour arrived home from his workplace along Mombasa road and found the house closed from inside with a padlock. He suspected that the deceased had gone to buy supper as the door was locked with a padlock,” the police report read in part.
After some time, it was then that he decided to call his friend whom they broke the door with only to find a lifeless body lying on the bed.
The body had scratch marks on the neck an indication that she had been strangled to death.
The body of Asesa was discovered lying facing up on the bed with a T-shirt inserted in her mouth.
The suspect attempted to rape Pamela Asesa before
The boyfriend had revealed to the police that the deceased had reported to him that Odada had attempted to rape Pamela Asesa at an earlier date.
The report by the police further revealed that the suspect Edwin Odada was seen by people leaving the house at around 4 PM.
Detectives established that Odour had chased Odada out of their house after he had attempted to rape the girlfriend.
"Oduor had expelled Odada from the house after learning that he had attempted to rape his girlfriend, only for him to return on the fateful night where he found the deceased alone in the house, and resorted to strangling her to death," the DCI said in a statement.
Criminal records have revealed that Edwin Onditi Odada had previously been sentenced to life imprisonment by Oyugis high court following a case of defilement in 2017. He was later released after a successful appeal in 2020.
The two are expected to be arraigned in Court.