• June Jerop Kangogo, 36 was found dumped near Jamhuri Primary School.
• Her family traced her to the City Mortuary 5 days later. Her body was swollen and covered in blood
A Kenyatta University (KU) student who went missing after going on a date with a mystery man was later found dead.
June Jerop Kangogo, 36 was found dumped near Jamhuri Primary School.
Her family traced her to the City Mortuary 5 days later. Her body was swollen and covered in blood.
June was an accountant by profession and had informed her KU classmates that she was going on a date with an unnamed man.
Her family reported that she hang out with her classmates before rushing off to meet the mystery man.
That was on Saturday as she did not disclose who she was meeting.
June's sister Joyce Jepkemoi said this was the last time she was seen alive.
“I last spoke with my sister on Friday, March 17, about some family matters as we were to contribute money to buy medicine for our ailing mother. We agreed amongst ourselves that Jerop would collect the money and later forward it to our mother. Each of us (three siblings) was to contribute Sh2,000,” Ms Jepkemoi is quoted as saying in Nation newspaper.
June's phone was switched off.
“We assumed that the battery on her phone had run out of power (and) we thought that she would send the money on Monday morning,” the sister added.
The family tried to reach June for the next two days. That was until Tuesday when June's mother became suspicious,
The mother said June never went missing that long from her phone.
The family filed a missing persons report at the Industrial area police.
June's workmate also noted that she never reported to work after going to the date.
They never gave it much thought because there were anti-government protests, and many skipped work.
But on Tuesday, they were worried and her phone was still off.
“After looking for her for two days, I got worried. I knew her character. If she was in trouble she would have called and told me.
"I had hoped that she would resurface. Each day I was expecting a call to be informed that maybe she was hospitalised in a critical condition but was alive. We thought that maybe she had been hit by a car and rushed to hospital, but it never came to pass,” the sister continued about June.
They then visited the city mortuary where they confirmed their worst fears.