3,860 total views, 2 views today
After being reported to have been missing, a 25-year old woman, was found dead in her house in Kenya.
Police said the woman, a resident of Pipeline Estate in Nakuru town, identified as Mary Wanjiku alias ‘Ciku’, had been missing for almost one week before her decomposing body was discovered by neighbours.
Nakuru East Sub-County Police Commander, Elena Kabukuru said the house was locked from inside, and that a foul smell led the neighbours to suspect that something was wrong.
Said Kabukuru: “The house was locked from inside and the police had to break in, where they found the decomposing body.
“We found some alcoholic beverage beside her bed but we will have to wait for postmortem results to establish what killed her”.
According to Elizabeth Wanjiku, a neighbour, there was a choking smell in the compound that lasted for over a week, but was mistaken for a burst sewer line.
Stated Wanjiku: “The flat is still under construction and we assumed that the construction workers might have tampered with the sewerage system”.
She, however, said that the smell persisted and previous morning, the tenants who had complained for a long time became curious when they saw insects on the window of the deceased’s house.
Added she: “I insisted that there was something wrong inside our neighbour’s house. The construction workers peeped through the window and saw her lying on the bed”.
The neighbours informed police who came and broke into the house and discovered the body.
Elizabeth said the victim had been a tenant for the past six years. She described her as a quiet person who had no issues with her neighbours.
Said Wanjiku: “She lived alone and kept to herself. I only knew her name today despite her being my immediate neighbour for years”.
The body was moved to the Nakuru County mortuary.