Police are investigating an incident in which a body of a middle aged woman was yesterday found floating in Kinyorokio river in Kagwe of Kiambu County.
According to the villagers, the 27 year old woman’s body was found naked at about 9.00a.m by people who were passing by the river.
The previous night, the deceased was heard screaming from her house where she stayed alone. After a while, there was total silence and nobody suspected that the worst had happened to the woman and initial investigation indicate that she could have been raped by her attackers who later killed her for unknown reasons.
They said, But we suspect this is someone who knows her and is from around this village. One motorist said. But why kill someone after having an affair with them?
The woman who was identified as Lucy Nyambura Wairimu had been living in Kinyorokio village prior to her cruel death. She was a vendor in Kagwe town who sold eggs and smokies.
Speaking to KNA, Samuel Marienga Inspector in charge at the Kagwe Patrol Base said, The body was received at 11.00 a.m. Initial investigations did not reveal any injuries so we cannot really say it is rape but are investigating. We took the body to Karatina sub county hospital for a post mortem to be carried out so we can find out the cause of this woman’s death, he said.
Inspector Marienga said that they do not have a suspect yet but investigations were underway and soon, they will know if she was sexually assaulted so that they track them down. The late Nyambura who was a single mother has left 2 children whom have been taken under the care of their grandparents in the village.
For now the death of Lucy Nyambura Wairimu, remains a mystery to Kagwe residents and the police are calling on anyone who could avail any useful information to the security agents so as to help unveil the perpetrators.
Source: Kenya News Agency