As Kenyans are celebrating Madaraka day, a family is mourning the death of their daughter Jelagat Cheruiyot after she was found dead in Australia.
The 34 year old was found dead in Osbourne Park, Australia, days after her family reported her missing.
According to Perth Now, an Australian publication, Jelagat was found dead when police went to conduct a welfare check.
“They (the family) were concerned because she had not been seen for several days and they were unable to make contact with her which was very unusual,” Detective Wright told Perth Now.
The police, however, did not give any information in regard to the type of injuries found on the body or how she might have got them.
They are also trying to investigate if a man who had been at her house earlier threatening her with a knife lived there or was visiting.
It is believed that Jelagat had been dead for almost a week before her body was discovered.
Neighbors stated that on one occasions they had heard screams from the house as a man and woman were fighting making threats with a knife.
Her murder still remains a mystery.