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Post morterm reveals cause of June Jerop’s death

Post morterm results show the middle-aged woman who was recently found dead in Jamuhuri estate was stabbed.

An autopsy conducted at the Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home, in Nairobi, on April 6, 2023, noted June Jerop had a deep cut wound on the chest through to the heart.

She died owing to excessive bleeding, the report indicates.

Ms Jerop, who died aged 36, was an accountant at National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

Police are holding his boyfriend namely Jesse Wafula in relation to the death.

Mr Wafula was to be arraigned in court on April 5, 2023.

The post morterm report is expected to fast-track investigations into the death.

Nairobi News understands Police had already opened a murder case in relation to the death and were now trying to settle on the motive of the death.

Ms Jerop was reported missing hours after she excused herself from a gathering involving her friends to attend to a coffee date.

Her body was discovered the following day at Jamuhuru estate.

Her family and friends have, meanwhile, referred to her as a generous and loving person who liked playing hockey.

Her friend, Mr Allan Wesonga, said it was shocking to lose her in such a manner.

“We played hockey with June in as much as she had left the Vultures and Titans hockey club at the Kenyatta University before I joined,” he wrote on Facebook.

Mr Wesonga adds that the deceased introduced him and another friend to floorball in 2019.

From there, they were all called to the Kenya Floorball Federation national team to compete at the Africa Cup of Nations.

“I am mourning June and my heart feels shuttered because she was a woman full of life, she was so welcoming and very social,” he said.

“She taught us the game with all her heart, she encouraged us to cover Floorball in Kenya and show the game to the world. I gave Floorball a break and June kept calling and texting me to get back to the field,” he added.

Mr Wesonga added he had joined the deceased’s family in a bid to ensure that justice is served.

Joan Chemutai, another friend, also described her shock on learning Ms Jerop was no more.

Ms Chemutai said that the good memories they shared could not in any way be forgotten.

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