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How Rita Waeni met her painful death

The 20-year-old woman who was recently found murdered and her body dismembered at a Nairobi suburb died a painful death, an autopsy indicates.

Chief Government pathologist Johansen Oduor explained on January 19, 2023, that Rita Waeni was murdered and ‘her skin removed by a sharp object’.

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) student’s bones were also cut by a power saw, Oduor added.

“In my forensics life, I have never come across such an incident,” explained the pathologist.

Oduor further noted that the killer tried to clip the deceased’s fingernails in what is a suspected attempt to erase his DNA from the victim.

Samples have been collected from the victim for further analysis as detectives step up efforts to nab the killers.

“This is someone who knew what he was doing.”

The deceased’s head is still missing.

The deceased woman was killed and her body was dismembered by an unidentified man who had rented AirBnB – house number B1 located on the first floor of the Green House Apartments.

The room was reportedly rented by a middle-aged man who did not give his particulars.

Rita Waeni’s brutal murder has shocked the country, especially coming barely a week after a socialite namely Starlet Wahu was also brutally killed in a short-stay apartment in South B, Nairobi.

Waeni’s family says it received a message from someone requesting Sh500,000 ransom moments before she was found dead.

Nairobi News understands the University student was lured to her death by the man she met on a social networking site Instagram.

The two exchanged messages on the site for sometime before agreeing to met and Waeni travelled from Syokimau to Roysambu, a distance of about 50km to meet her killer on the first date.

Similarly, Wahu was also killed by a man she met on a dating application, according to her brother, renowned pastor Kanyari.

The two cases have sparked outrage with human rights groups and politicians including opposition leader Raila Odinga leading the outcry.

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