The naked body of a middle-aged woman was on Wednesday afternoon found dumped at a river in Ruiru along Thika Road.
A source privy to the matter revealed to Kenyans.co.ke that the area locals became suspicious after identifying a body floating on the river.
In turn, they alerted the police about a naked body whose identity was yet to be revealed.
Moments later, detectives attached to Ruiru Police Station were dispatched to the scene and managed to retrieve the body from the river.
A police station in Kenya in a photo dated 2021
Preliminary investigations showed signs of a struggle before the woman was killed. Further, detectives suspect that the woman was raped and strangled to death on Tuesday night.
The body was transferred to the morgue as police initiated investigations to establish the events that led to the woman’s demise.
Further, the source revealed that detectives are still at the scene trying to gather information from the locals and determine the perpetrators behind the murder.
The incident highlights the recent trend of gruesome murders involving women since the beginning of January.
On January 4, 2024, 26-year-old Instagram influencer Starlet Wahu was found dead inside a short-term rental apartment in South B.
Detectives found Wahu’s naked body lying in a pool of blood.The lifeless body had stab wounds on the thighs.
The main suspect, John Matara who was captured on CCTV footage escorting Wahu the previous night, is in police custody.
Barely two weeks later, a dismembered woman’s body was found inside a polythene bag at an apartment in Roysambu. Police officers attached to Kasarani Police Station identified a suspect who was captured on CCTV footage picking up a key for the short-term rental house he had booked.
Kenyans online have appealed to the police to expedite investigations to dispense justice to the families of the deceased.
A photo collage of apartments at Roysambu (left) and the main suspect in the murder incident captured on CCTV.