The last few months have left Kenyans trying to unravel the mysterious murders that are happening almost daily, with many fearing to commit to marriage.
Some were committed by people known to the victims and some by unknown people.
Below are several women in the recent past that have been killed under mysterious circumstances.
- Anne Kathure
The 24-year-old woman who went missing in September and her clothes dumped outside their gate was found brutally murdered in Meru.
Anne Kathure, a mother of two left work never to reach home only for her clothes to be found near their house.
2. Judith Wanjiku and Catherine Mwai
Judith Wanjiku, 73 and her daughter Catherine Mwai were found murdered in September 2019 at their South B home.
Faith Wangui, a mother of two, who went missing on Sunday, November 10 was found murdered and her body thrown in a thicket near Menengai Crater in Nakuru.
The 25-year-old mother of two left Muranga last Saturday, where she lives with her children for Nakuru.
She was taking the kids – a six-year-old and a two-year-old – to their aunt’s place for December holidays and was to return to Muranga on Sunday but she didn’t.
The 24-year old Kisii University student was raped and stabbed to death in her Kasarani estate apartment.
On the night of her death, Leah Momanyi arrived in the building at 8 pm and headed straight to her house on the second floor, according to neighbours and a watchman.
The caretaker told DCI officials in Kasarani that he heard Momanyi scream for help at 11.35 pm on November 8 but could not locate her bedsitter on the second floor.
Her body was discovered by her alleged boyfriend two days later.
“On Sunday 10/11/2019, at about 06.00 am, a boyfriend of the deceased alleges he had come from home and when he opened the door with his key.
he found Leah lying in bed, blood on the floor, room messed up, a knife on the ground and she was dead,” the police statement reads.
On discovery of the body, the alleged boyfriend notified Momanyi’s cousins who live nearby.
7. Lucy Nyira
Lucy Nyira, 25, died last month after succumbing to burn injuries.
She had been married to 24-year-old Bernard Kariha for three years.
Before her death, she told The Standard her husband was upset after she arrived late from her journey in Nairobi.
Nyira had gone to purchase second-hand clothes for reselling.
“Traffic and diversions on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway caused the delay.
I explained that to my husband but he did not believe me. He expected me to have taken two hours,” she said.
She died while admitted at the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital.