We take at women who have lost their lives under mysterious circumstances between January and February 2019, leaving the country in shock.
1. Caroline Mwatha
Caroline Mwatha, who was an activist before her untimely death, had been missing for days before her body was found at City mortuary on February 12th, 2019.
A statement released and signed by the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Gorge Kinoti, revealed that Mwatha died from a botched abortion.
In the statement, investigation revealed that Caroline went to a community-based clinic (New Njiru Community Center) in Dandora area phase 1 on February 6.
It is believed that an abortion procedure was procured by Betty Akinyi, who is the owner of the clinic and one Dr Michael Onchiri.
The statement from the DCI also revealed that Carol might have died in the clinic and the body transferred to City Mortuary on Monday 7 at 4:42 a.m, according to the records in the City Mortuary.
She will be buried tomorrow the 23rd, February 2019.
2. Mary Wambui
The gruesome murder of Mary Wambui took place on 26th, January 2019. She left her residence at Safari Park Gardens for Kahawa Sukari before she vanished.
Her body was found a day later at courtesy beach situated at Mugutha area in Juja with visible head injuries.
Police arrested Mary’s husband Joseph Karue and Judy Mungai, his alleged lover, after blood stained clothes were recovered at the woman’s house at Four Ways estate along Kiambu road.
Mary’s husband has however been released today by Gigiri homicide detectives.
3. Mildred Odira
Mildred Odira is also among women who have been killed under mysterious circumstances in the past few weeks.
Odira worked for Foresight company as a switchboard operator based at the Nation Media Group, before she disappeared only for her body to be recovered at City mortuary.
According to the family, Mildred had hired a taxi to take her to Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital but that trip never materialized.
4. Mercy Wanjiku
Weeks ago a Kenyan living in Netherlands was found dead a few meters from her house.
Mercy Wanjiku, whose moniker was Shiquio Muthui, aged 32 was found lying in a ditch outside her house in the Spijkenisse, the Netherlands.
A few metres away, her husband and six-month-old son lay asleep.
Wanjiku had been in the Netherlands for two years after she married Daniel Erhardt in August 2016 and had been communicating with her family.
5 .Beryl Ouma
Beryl lost her life yesterday after a domestic squabble with her husband Lyko Junior at their Kahawa Sukari home.