Africa

UK 'ready to support all requests' as case into Kenyan woman's 2012 death reopened

Agnes Wanjiru was found in a septic tank in the town of Nanyuki – close to the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) camp.

Kenyan police are reopening the case into the death of a young woman in 2012.

The body of 21-year-old Agnes Wanjiru was found in a septic tank at the Lions Court Hotel in the town of Nanyuki – close to the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) camp.

The Chief of the General Staff last week said he was "appalled" at claims involving British troops.

Kenyan police chief Hilary Mutyambai tweeted: "I have directed the DCI [Directorate of Criminal Investigations] to re-open the case and compile all the available evidence and witness accounts and ensure the case is concluded before a court of law.

"I am also urging the UK Government to collaborate with us to conclude the case and administer justice."

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: "The UK stands ready to support all requests as we have done since day one.

"As with other investigations we always work in partnership with the Kenyan police and subject to international and judicial processes our help will always be forthcoming."