Call for justice for the killing of 20-year-old kenyan woman Rita Waeni

Human rights activists in Kenya are up in arms for justice for the death of a 20-year-old woman, Rita Waeni Muendo. She was murdered in an Airbnb in Nairobi the capital of Kenya. The incident is a recap of another similar incident to a lady who was butchered similarly in the same duration.

According to the human rights society in the country, death of young ladies in the country has skyrocketed and the government should up their game to bring to book perpetrators.

Their call comes a few days after the head of the young woman was recovered on Sunday in Kiambaa Dam in Kiambu County after an intensified investigation conducted by the Kasarani DCIO. Waeni’s mutilated body was discovered in the garbage bin of a residential apartment in Roysambu, Nairobi, on January 14.

Security agencies are urged to join hands as well as use all the available hints to track down the murderer. 

Kenya’s cabinet secretary for Gender Aisha Jumwa, called for thorough investigations into the recent acts of violence against women that have occurred in the country.

The cabinet secretary had committed to working with law enforcement agencies, to ensure that those responsible for these crimes are swiftly brought to justice.

“On Sunday, January 14, at 5 am, her father received a message, delivered from her phone number, demanding a ransom of Sh500,000 within 24 hours for her release,” Dr Lilian Mutea, the family spokesperson said.

The Human right commission in the country has asked the court not to release the owner of the apartment and other suspects linked to the murder until the protractors are brought to book stating that the move could help in helping in fast-tracking the investigation process.

Earlier on Wednesday, the court had arraigned the owner of the rental apartment, Ms Priscila Maina, with three others and are supposed to remain in custody for the next 10 days as investigations into the matter continue. She was arraigned alongside Kelvin Mutiso, Eugene Omondi and Brian Kinoti.

Ms Maina is in custody for failure to register her tenant’s crucial details as required by the law, which would have helped the DCI to trace the murderer.

By Samuel Mbogoh


Sources: Human rights activists, the star, nation and citizen digital

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