Police in Kirinyaga County are investigating an incident where an 80-year-old woman was allegedly raped before being strangled to death at Kianyange village.
The body of Jedida Wanjiru Wanjohi was on Sunday evening allegedly discovered by her three-year-old grandson who then alerted the family saying, “my grandmother has refused to wake up.”
The deceased’s last-born son, Stephen Weru, then went to check her bedroom where he found her dead, naked and with her undergarment stuffed inside her mouth.
Confirming the incident, Ndia Deputy County Commissioner Moses Ivuto said investigations have already begun, further urging residents to provide the police with any relevant information.
Shocked area residents said this was the first incident in the village, urging police officers to ensure anybody responsible is brought to book.
The body of the deceased has since been transferred to Karatina Jamii mortuary