Elizabeth Wanjiru Githinji, a Nakuru-based pastor, travelled to Kasarani, Nairobi on Saturday, March 18, to iron out some differences with a local gospel artiste. This, however, would be her final journey as she was found dead hours later.
According to a police report filed at the Kahawa West Police Station in Kasarani Sub-County in Nairobi, the gospel musician claimed to have instructed her to wash his clothes as he left to attend to some businesses along Thika Road.
The artist reportedly reached out to Githinji who did not respond to his calls. The police report indicated that the musician returned to his house, only to find the pastor hanging from a bed sheet.
An undated photo of police officers and detectives at a crime scene in Kenya
Detectives privy to the matter intimated that the pastor was suspected to have been caught up in a love triangle with the gospel artist and a senior real estate dealer. In the report, the singer referred to Githinji as his ex-girlfriend.
“He reported that he left his ex-girlfriend in his house and left for Thika Road and later tried reaching her through the phone, but she was not responding.”
He rushed back to the house in Maziwa sub-location and found her hanging from [a bed sheet tied to] the frame of his wardrobe,” the police report read in part.
The gospel artist is reported to have carried the body inside his vehicle to Jacaranda Maternity Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival