Nairobi man saw the CCTV footage and recognised that his neighbour is the suspected killer of the lady in Airbnb.

Kasarani Police Station detectives conducted an investigation at the Roysambu crime scene, where a 20-year-old girl was brutally murdered and her dismembered body was discarded in a trash bin.

In this latest inquiry, the focus revolves around scrutinizing CCTV footage near the premises housing an Airbnb, where the suspect purportedly committed the crime on Saturday night before fleeing.

Over a span of more than six hours, detectives systematically combed through residences and businesses, seeking evidence to trace the elusive suspect. The individual, still on the loose, was captured in CCTV footage obtained by Citizen TV, portraying moments just before the alleged crime.

The footage, timestamped around 4:20 pm on Saturday, reveals the suspect conversing on the phone while walking outside a store adjacent to the building where the gruesome discovery was made. Approaching the cashier, he surrenders his phone, receives a key, and departs, tightly grasping a black bag. Wearing a white cap and spectacles, the hurried suspect returns five minutes later, settles the payment, and exits.

This marks the last recorded appearance of the suspect. Expected to return the keys on Sunday morning, he failed to do so. Airbnb owner Risper Muthoni received a call from the caretaker, who found the victim’s body parts in a trash bag within the property.

The deceased’s remains, positively identified by her family at City Mortuary, prompted them to withhold comments, expressing their anticipation for the conclusion of the ongoing police investigation.

Sources revealed to Citizen TV that the victim had informed a friend about having dinner with someone in Roysambu but failed to reappear the following day, with her phone subsequently switched off.

This incident occurs just two weeks after the killing of Starlet Wahu in South B, involving suspect John Matara. In response, the government issued directives to private security officers guarding residential areas, Airbnbs, hotels, and lodgings.

Private Security Regulatory Authority CEO Fazul Mahamed, in the directive, instructs security officers to request identification from visitors, register entry and exit times, and temporarily retain identification documents. They are mandated to record identification details, maintain vehicle logs, oversee operational CCTV systems, update Access Control Policies, and document daily incidents in a security occurrence book.

The rules emphasize the return of identification documents to visitors upon exit, strictly for their intended purpose. Non-compliance with these directives may result in license cancellation and prosecution.