Woman dies after falling from building’s 8th floor in Kiambu
A 23-year-old woman died on Monday after she fell off the eighth floor of a building in Gacharage village, Kiambu County.
Police have arrested five people who were with the deceased woman identified as Catherine Njeri, at the time of the tragic incident.
The suspects are currently being held at Karuri Police Station as detective continue with investigations.
“The police have initiated a probe into the circumstances surrounding Catherine Njeri’s death. The suspects will provide statements and cooperate fully with our detectives to help uncover the truth,” Kiambaa Deputy County Commissioner Peter Maina told the media on Tuesday.
The tenants of the building recounted the moment when they heard a loud noise that drew their attention.
“We rushed out to see what was happening, and we were shocked to see it was a woman’s body,” said one tenant.
The body was swiftly transported to Kihara Level 4 Hospital mortuary, where a detailed autopsy will be conducted.
In February 2023, a 29-year-old woman, identified as Brenda Kawira Gitonga, plunged to her death from the fourth floor of her apartment in Kasarani.
The tragic incident happened after the woman had an argument with her boyfriend, who has since provided a chilling account of the events of that day.
According to the boyfriend, the couple had retired to their bedroom that evening before the deceased suddenly stormed the room and went to the balcony. Only later, he says, he realised that her girlfriend had fallen to her death.