A Kenyan Mother denies double murder in Sweden
Sigtuna, Sweden: 29-year-old Grace Nyambura Kamau who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murdering her two children , four and eight years old, denied the charges.
The two half brothers disappeared on Sunday night near Lake Munkholmen in Sigtuna. The father of the older child reported the disappearance to the police and the next day found their belongings and lifeless bodies in the water. After the discovery, Nyambura was charged with the murders, a charge she denies.
However the damage to their bodies, witness statements and discoveries in the woman’s apartment strengthened the criminal allegations against her.
The younger boy’s nursery and the older boy’s school have both reported that the children did not return after the summer holidays.
Grace Nyambura Kamau, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to Sweden on 27 July 2008. The father of the younger child, who was born in March 2007, is a 50-year-old Swedish man, originally from Arvika. The older child’s father is unknown.
Grace Nyambura Kamau nekar till dubbelmord i Sigtuna
Sigtuna 30-åriga Grace Nyambura Kamau som greps i går misstänkt för att mördat sina två barn, fyra och åtta år gamla, nekar till brott.
De två halvbröderna försvann i söndags kväll i närheten av vattenbrynet vid Munkholmen i Sigtuna. Pappan till det äldre barnet anmälde försvinnandet till polisen och följande dag påträffades deras tillhörigheter och livlösa kroppar i vattnet. Efter förhör med Grace Nyambura Kamau anhölls hon skäligen misstänkt för mord, ett brott som hon nu alltså nekar till.
Det skall dock finnas skador på kropparna, vittnesuppgifter och fynd i kvinnans lägenhet som stärker brottsmisstankarna mot henne.
Den yngre pojkens dagis och den äldre pojkens skola har båda anmält att barnen inte återvänt efter sommarlovet.
Grace Nyambura Kamau, kommer ursprungligen från Nairobi i Kenya och flyttade till Sverige den 27 juli 2008. Fadern till det yngre barnet, som föddes i mars 2007, är en 50-årig svensk man som ursprungligen kommer från Arvika. Det äldre barnets far är okänd.
Source- Grace Nyambura Kamau denies double murder in Sigtuna
A 30-year-old Kenyan woman had been arrested in Stockholm, Sweden after the naked bodies of her two children were found in a river near their home. Grace Nyambura Kamau, was arrested and locked up Kunghomen police station after the bodies of her two sons— eight-year-old Melvin Patrick Kamau and four-year-old Elias Welman— were found after a search by police.
The clothes the boys were wearing were found neatly folded and piled on a bridge over the river. The bodies had marks and other wounds indicating they had been severely beaten or tortured before they drowned. Swedish police mounted a search after authorities raised concerns about the whereabouts of the children who had not been seen in school for more than a month. Efforts by the authorities to contact Nyambura to find out what was going on were fruitless.
The authorities contacted Nyambura’s lover, identified only as Marcopoulos, who led the police to Nyambura’s home after she failed to respond to his calls. When they got to her home, Nyambura allegedly gave the police contradictory stories when asked where her children were. "The police found her relaxing at home. She told them the children had gone on a train ride, then changed the story to say they were with friends and then changed that story to say something else. That is when they decided to mount the search, " a close friend identified as Barbara, who said Nyambura had cut herself off from friends for more than a month, said.
Reports in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said the search was mounted early Sunday when the boys clothes were found. The bodies were however located on Monday afternoon. Marcopoulos,who separated from Nyambura nearly five years ago, is also being interviewed by the police.
In Nairobi, Nyambura’s mother, Josephine Wachuka Kamau,expressed shock at news of the death of her grandchildren which was relayed to her by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She described Nyambura, her first born daughter in a family of three, as a a "quiet, fun loving, gentle and loving mother", adding that her daughter could not have killed the children.
She said Nyambura moved to Sweden in 2004 when she got a job working at a hotel. Nyambura has been jobless since 2009 and has been living off the benefits she receives from the state following the birth of her son, Elias. She separated from her lover when she was six months pregnant. In April, Nyambura came to Kenya and returned to Sweden with her eldest son, Melvin.
Yesterday, Wachuka expressed hope that the government will assist the family in transporting the bodies of the two children back to Kenya for burial. "It is our wish that they are buried here," she said. "We are asking the Government and well wishers to help in meeting the expenses because we are not financially stable" said Wachuka.