The forensic handwriting and document expert was having lunch at the Soiree Gardens restaurant on Ngong Road in Nairobi before he suddenly had difficulty breathing and had cramps.
He was with two other men who Noticing that a sudden deterioration in his health informed the management of the restaurant. He was taken to the nearby Coptic Hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.
An autopsy is due to be performed on his body today (Thursday) to determine the cause of death, but his friends say he I just recovered from Covid-19 and went back to work. What intrigues him, however, are the problems he has faced in relation to his investigative work with the NLC.
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Mr Nyanjwa, a detective with 25 years of experience who started his career with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in 1996, joined the NLC in 2018.
Genocide in Rwanda
Previously, the Masters graduate in criminology and forensics from the University of Sagar, India, and arguably Kenya’s best document auditor, was heavily involved in the 1994 Rwandan genocide at the International Criminal Court.
His Expert analysis of The Sentencing of Aloys Ntabakuze and Theoneste Bagasora reverted to the handwriting of documents containing orders from two thought leaders of the genocide. The two are currently in prison for 35 years.
After helping nail Ntabakuze and Bagasora, Mr. Nyanjwa resumed his role at the DCI, where he was promoted to chief scrutineer.
He also taught document review at the DCI Academy in South B, Nairobi. He then retired to private practice as a security advisor, where he used his expertise to uncover cartels in several high-profile cases.
However, he was hired by NLC in 2018 to help clean up the chaos At that point, the government had been forced to freeze land lease renewals in order to fill loopholes.
The assistant director of investigations had been tasked with curbing forgery of title deeds, a key component of the chaos over land ownership in the country.
His problems are said to have started sometime the last year he is said to have stumbled upon some vicious cartels.
The Nation understands that the situation got so bad that he was abruptly transferred from Ardhi House to Homa Bay, a transfer that he has appealed.
He lost his appeal three weeks ago after the commission are from NLC had insisted he had to leave the Ardhi home.
Homa Bay County Vide Letter of July 20, 2020 and your appeal of July 28, 2020, I am writing to you to credit you about it inform that the matter was discussed by the Commission at its 81st meeting on March 25-29, 2021, “reads a letter to Mr Nyanjwa by NLC Secretary Kabale Tache on April 7th.
“It was decided that you should have reported to Homa Bay County as intended. For this reason I would like to ask you to contact Homa Bay County immediately, ”instructed Ms. Tache.
Mr. Nyanjwa was moved to Homa Bay in July 20, last year.
“He asked us to bury him safely in case something happened to him,” said one of his Nation colleagues.
Although not what may have killed him is known, DCI Kilimani Division detectives looking into the matter are tracking all sorts of aspects – including his investigative work with the NLC.
His death just a month after another senior NLC official, former communications director Jennifer Wambua, was also murdered in unclear circumstances.
Ms. Wambua left her job on March 12 and it was the last time she was seen alive.
Her body was discovered the next day in a thicket in Kerarapon, Ngong, Kajiado County. The DCI is currently holding three suspects in connection with the murder. They will be presented in court on Friday morning.