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Another woman, 20, brutally murdered, body dumped in Kinale forest

By Hilary Kimuyu January 30th, 2024 2 min read

Barely hours after a 20-year-old woman was found stabbed in a city slum, another 20-year-old girl who has been missing for two weeks has been found brutally murdered in the Kinale forest, Kiambu County.

Confirming the incident, area police commander Lari Adamson said that the girl was found covered in blood, and her private parts were also covered in blood while her underwear was removed, “a sign that she could have been raped before her life was taken”.

At the time of the discovery, some of her clothes were missing.

“We have started investigations to establish what happened, whether she was raped, how she was killed, and how the body was brought to the area. Investigations will shed more light,” he said.

The deceased’s body was discovered by residents, who alerted the police and other members of the public.

The news comes hours after detectives launched a manhunt for a man they believe stabbed his 20-year-old girlfriend to death during a fight in Biafra slums, Nairobi.

The body of Serah Ndunge Musyoki was found sprawled in her house long after the incident had happened on Sunday night, January 28.

She was rushed to the Mother and Child Hospital on Yusuf Haji Avenue, where she succumbed during treatment, police said.

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The body, which had stab wounds in the chest, was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy.

On Saturday, demonstrations took place across major cities in Kenya to protest against the rising cases of femicide and other violence against women.

Hundreds gathered in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Nyeri, and Lodwar, some carrying placards with the names of those who were killed.

Saturday’s protests followed a series of gruesome murders of women – including one victim, later named identified as Rita Waeni, whose dismembered remains were found stuffed into a plastic bag at a short-term rental apartment.

At least 17 Kenyan women have been reported murdered since the start of the year. The rising toll of women dying at the hands of men has sparked outrage countrywide.

The UN describes femicide as the intentional killing of women driven by stereotyped gender roles, discrimination towards women, unequal power relations between men and women, and harmful social norms.

The latest homicide statistics from Femicide Count Kenya recorded say 152 killings were committed last year, the highest in the past five years.

The numbers could be higher, given that some cases are never reported.