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Missing JKUAT student found chopped, body parts stuffed in bucket

A 22-year-old university student who went missing nine days ago was on Thursday found murdered and parts of her body stuffed in a bucket.

The bucket was found at a house in Kahawa West. Police are yet to establish who lives in the house.

Officers from Juja police station also found the girl’s torso and limbs dumped in a bush at Juja Kalimoni area.

Grace Nduta Mwaura, a fourth year engineering student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was last seen on January 28 at around noon at her parents’ house in Kahawa Sukari.

A missing person report  was made on January 29, 2016, at Githurai Kimbo police station.

Her friends on social media started a hashtag #FindGraceNduta and #PrayForNduta to help find her.

A poster that was made to help find Grace Nduta, a student at Jkuat.
A poster that was made to help find Grace Nduta, a student at Jkuat.

The police suspect her older brother to be behind the ritual-like killing.

The brother, a 24 year-old university student, reportedly fled from their parents’ house when police visited the family to inquire on the circumstances leading to the disapperance of the girl.

Police from Central region have launched a man hunt for him.

The police say they want to know why the suspect, who graduated last year with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he ran away and what, if any, was the motive behind the killing.