A man has been arrested for raping and strangling his friend’s fiance to death in Umoja Estate, Nairobi, Kenya.
It is alleged that the suspect, who has been identified as Edwin Onditi Odada attacked, raped and strangled Pamela Asesa (His friend’s fianc) before leaving her for dead.
At about 4:00 PM, of July 12th, Edwin went to his friend’s place, Kenyan Directorate of Criminal investigations said in a statement.
According to the statement, Edwin used to live with the couple until he was recently sent packing after making failed attempt to forcefully sleep with the deceased.
However, on this fateful day, in the absence of the man of the house, Edwin showed up at their door and unknown to the deceased, her man’s friend was burning with malice and resentment.
Had Pamela Asesa known that letting her man’s friend to their house would cost her life, she would have never allowed it to happen.
The statement by Kenyan Directorate of Criminal investigations read;
“On July 12th, James Samson Odour, returned home as usual at around 8pm, tired after a long day of grind, expecting to be received into the warm arms of his lover.
“The two had been cohabiting at a rented apartment in Nairobi’s Umoja Estate. Oduor, who works at an engineering company along Mombasa road, arrived at his house only to find it inaccessible after having been locked.
“At first, he assumed that his fiancé had probably gone out to shop for dinner, but her phone constantly went unanswered.
“It was not until minutes turned into hours without her showing up that he smelt a rat.
“He contacted a friend who showed up immediately and together, they broke into the house. What they witnessed sent shockwaves all over Oduor’s body.
“His Fiancé’s lifeless body was lying sprawled on their bed. A T-shirt had been inserted into the deceased mouth, while the body had visible scratch marks on the neck, indicating that she had been strangled.
“The deceased also appeared to have been sexually assaulted before she breathed her last.
“Preliminary investigations indicated that Edwin Onditi Odada, who is the main suspect, was seen leaving Oduor’s house at around 4pm on that fateful day.
“Detectives have established that the deceased had initially reported to his boyfriend that at one time on an earlier date, the suspect had attempted to rape her.
“The miscreant had been close friends with Oduor and they even resided together in the same house that the beastly act was committed.
“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.
“Following the brutal murder, Dandora-based sleuths swung into action and conducted a nightlong operation where they successfully managed to arrest two suspects. Edwin Onditi Odada, the main suspect has since confessed to having committed the murder.
“A second suspect, Samuel Juma Otieno, was found to be in possession of the deceased’s mobile phone.
“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 the 2017. He was later released after a successful appeal in the 2020.”
The two suspects were allegedly arrested within Tushauriane area in Kayole on Tuesday and are currently cooling their heels at a Police facility awaiting arraignment.