Police have said the 82-year-old woman from Thika, Kiambu County, whose decomposing body was discovered nine months after her death, may have been killed.
The house of the elderly woman, Leah Njeri had also been seemingly vandalised.
According to her neighbour Njoroge Njuguna who is one of the people who raised the alarm about Njeri’s whereabouts said when they got inside the house, it was in disarray.
“The television set had been broken and the clothes were scattered all over. From my opinion, it seems like someone was ransacking the house for something and he or she was in a hurry to get it,” said Mr Njuguna.
Another neighbour said that even the ceiling of the house looked like it had been tampered with and house items were scattered all over.
The above report is also seen in a video shared by her granddaughter which showed the sockets of the house had also been dismantled and all the family photos torn.
At General Kago Funeral Home, where Ms Njeri’s remains were taken, the manager John Matere on Wednesday (August 9, 2023) said that so far, none of her family members had visited the facility to claim the body.
“The family members know Ms Njeri’s remains are here but I haven’t seen anyone coming forward since the body was brought here,” Mr Matere said.