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Shocking developments on the ex-MMU student, Susan Njoki’s death.

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Susan Njoki

Susan Njoki was a former Multimedia University student who went missing for two weeks and was sadly found dead. Susan Njoki disappeared on the 30th of December 2018. She was last seen in Nairobi. We have learned that the lady used to live in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county but on that day, Since she worked as a products promotion agent, she had found a gig in Kitengela.

After the gig, she was supposed to go meet with a friend in Ruiru. According to Susan’s elder brother Suleiman Ngige, she was meeting with the friend regarding a house. She had shown interest in relocating from Ongata Rongai to Ruiru and the friend was going to leave her her house. The friend had landed an internship in Kirinyaga and it was only right that they met and discussed the rental issue.

“She [friend] was to leave the house for Susan Njoki, who, on her end, would continue paying the monthly rent,” Mr Ngige 

“On that fateful night, her [Ruiru] friend couldn’t reach her on phone despite having informed her [friend] that she had alighted from a matatu, which dropped her at Ha Kairo area in Ruiru,” said Mr Ngige.

Despite Susan calling the friend and letting her know that she has alighted the matatu, she took too long to get to the house. It raised alarm and the friend went looking for her. It was late in the night. She looked and even sat at the bus station for at least 30 minutes, but after seeing no signs of Susan she went back to her house convincing herself that maybe she decided to sleep over somewhere else.

“The friend, as a result of the communication breakdown, decided to go look for Njoki late in the night. She went to the stage, called her on phone but her efforts were in vain. The friend, thereafter, decided to wait for her at the bus stage, but Njoki did not show up. Worried but hopeful that Njoki, maybe, had decided to go stay with another pal of hers, she decided to go back to the house after a 30-minute fruitless wait,” said Mr Ngige.

“A postmortem conducted on Njoki shows she died from a fractured skull, which was caused by an impact she had with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that knocked her on the highway that night,” said Mr Ngige.

“According to the report, my sister died on the spot; her head split open. A sudden death which – maybe – did not subject her to much pain, but one that has left a permanent void in us,” he said.

“What we have come to find out is that the motorist, who killed her, did not run away, but reported the incident to Juja Police Station. The police from Juja post collected her body and took it to City Mortuary at 3 am on December 31. What shocks me is why did they register her as an “unknown” person at the morgue, yet Njoki had all the identification documents with her that night? To date, however, the law enforcement officers say they ‘do not know where her purse disappeared to’.

All the family wants now is the police telling them the truth about the death of their girl. They feel like something is being left out especially the details on the person who was driving the car.

“We had filed reports of a missing person at Njoro police post and Central Police Station in Nairobi just three days after Njoki went missing. My question is: Why didn’t the police from Juja acknowledge that they had come across such a person, even after we had plastered her images all over social media?

“Why are the police from Juja refusing to tell us who killed our sister despite having full knowledge of his name, the number plate of his car and other details, which can be used to identify him? An officer from the station told us that they know him, but cannot share that information with us. We’re desperately asking: Why?” posed Mr Ngige.

“We just want to get in touch with him [motorist] and know exactly what happened.  We are appealing to the top police bosses to intervene and ensure we get justice for our sister whose killer is known to the police officers at Juja too well,” said Mr Ngige.

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