Woman found murdered,throat slit in Naivasha


• The body was found on Sunday in a dingy lodging in the town centre as cases of murdered women keep rising.


Residents of Naivasha are shaken by the weekend murder of a woman whose throat was slit with a knife.

The identity of the killer was not known but a phone possibly belonging to him, or the victim was found.

The knife believed used in the murder was found. The body was found on Sunday in a dingy lodging in the town centre as cases of murdered women keep rising.

Increasing cases of femicide have caused an uproar in Kenya and other African countries. Kenya has set up a taskforce to investigate and reduce the killings.

Naivasha OCPD Stephen Kirui said the woman and a man checked into the lodging along Kariuki Chotara road hours before the body was recovered. He said workers in the morning found the room unlocked and found the body on the bed, its sheets soaked in blood.

“From initial investigations, the victim was not sexually abused but the killer used a sharp knife to slit her throat before fleeing,”he said.

Kirui said investigating officers were going through the mobile phone found at the murder scene.

The killing came barely a week after the body of a pregnant woman, who had been strangled to death, was found dumped along Moi South Lake Road in the town.

A week after that killing, the body is still at Naivasha subcounty hospital mortuary yet to be identified.  Police have collected her fingerprints for identification.

In the same town, residents of Kayole estate are shocked after  a junior bank worker died by suicide in his house. 

The body of the man in his 30s was found by the wife dangling from a double-decker bed in the children’s bedroom.

The OCPD said police had opened an inquest file.

“There are all manner of allegations but the investigating officers have recorded a statement from the wife and other witnesses as part of our investigations,” the police boss said.

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