UK committed to justice for Agnes Wanjiru, says British envoy

Wanjiru was last seen entering the Lions Court Hotel. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

UK High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan has reaffirmed his government's commitment to cooperating in the investigation of the 2012 murder of Agnes Wanjiru in Nanyuki.

Wigan met with Wanjiru's family, offering condolences and discussing the ongoing investigation into her death.

"The meeting provided an opportunity for the High Commissioner to listen to the family and offer his condolences," read a statement from the British High Commission on Thursday, May 23.

Wanjiru's body was found in a septic tank two months after she was reported missing.

Her death has been linked to British soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, who were training at the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) at the time.

Wanjiru was last seen entering the Lions Court Hotel with some of the soldiers.

Her family has also sued the government and the British Army for failing to lift the veil on the identity of the person behind the heinous act 11 years ago.

Wanjiru’s family believes the Kenyan government and the British administration have deliberately concealed the name of the perpetrator.

The investigation into Wanjiru's murder is set to resume on July 10, after being adjourned in November last year.

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