Nairobi News

Must ReadWhat's Hot

Kenyan woman who was raped, tortured to death in Jordan buried

A 24-year-old woman who died in mysterious circumstances in Jordan was laid to rest on Friday in Red Canteen village in Meru.

Doris Karimi, who was the only child of John Kiramana and Alice Kathei, had been invited to Jordan by a cousin who was working there.

She, however, only informed her family she was heading to Jordan while at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in July.

A family representative John Gitonga said Ms Karimi worked “for some time”, before losing her job and her employer confiscated her travel documents.


Later that month, she moved out in search of another job but unfortunately met a gang that kidnapped, raped and tortured her.

She was found by police officers who held her in one of the police stations in Jordan as an illegal immigrant. But she became unconscious in the cells and was taken to hospital where she died on August 10.

Mr Gitonga asked the government to follow up on his daughter’s death and ensure the family is compensated.

“The government should be held responsible for allowing cartels that encourage and arrange for young people to travel to such unfriendly countries,” he lamented.