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Double tragedy: Woman and son found dead inside rented house in Kabete

By Nyaboga Kiage January 30th, 2023 2 min read

Police over the weekend launched investigations after a woman and her son was found dead inside a rented house in Kabete, Kiambu County.

According to a police report seen by Nairobi News, Ms Ruth Nyambura Karuga, 32, was found dead with her 11-year-old son, identified as Francis Kinyanjui.

The matter was reported to the police by Ms Grace Nyambura, who said she was concerned about her daughter’s silence. She was neither picking up calls nor responding to text messages.

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Ms Nyambura was a member of the technical staff at Nyathuna Level Four Hospital and had been silent since Monday, January 23, 2023.

“On arrival at the house, Ms Nyambura peeped through the window as the main door was closed from inside and she saw her lying on the floor besides the bed. It is then that she raised alarm and police were informed of what had transpired,” the report filed at Kibiku Police Post read in part.

When the officers arrived and broke into the house, they also found the second body of the son lying dead on the mother’s bed.

Police said both bodies had no physical injuries and no signs of a fight in the house.

The scene was processed by officers and detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) before the body was taken to the Kihara Sub County Hospital morgue awaiting a postmortem.

A detective privy to the matter and based in Kabete said that the postmortem results would be the ones that would assist in finding out what might have led to the death of the duo.

Currently, neighbors and friends of the deceased are being interrogated by the police about the deaths.

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