Nairobi, Feb. 29 -- Britain's Defence Secretary James Heappey has offered to meet with the family of a Kenyan woman allegedly killed by a British soldier more than a decade ago.

Agnes Wanjiru, 21, reportedly died in the hands of British soldiers at Lions Court Hotel on the outskirts of Nanyuki town in Central Kenya in 2012.

Understood the pain

Heappey told the BBC he "absolutely" understood the pain of the deceased's relatives.

Her body was discovered in a septic tank near a British military base in Nanyuki.

"I absolutely understand their pain.I am happy to meet and discuss and sympathise and understand as best I can," he said.

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