Shock as woman’s decomposing body is found in her Lumumba Drive house

The decomposed body of a 30-year-old woman, missing for several days, was discovered in her house in Kasarani, Nairobi.

The body of Mary Njoki was found on the evening of May 28 after neighbors along Lumumba Drive complained of a foul odor emanating from her home, prompting them to alert the police. Neighbors mentioned they had not seen her for up to four days.

Upon arrival, police found the house locked from the inside with a padlock. After breaking in, they discovered her half-naked, decomposed body on the bed. The cause of her death remains unknown, according to Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei. Njoki reportedly lived alone and had minimal interaction with her neighbors. The body has been moved to the mortuary for an autopsy and further procedures.

In Tetu, Nyeri, police are investigating the murder of a man found dead by the roadside in Kirurumi trading center. The body of 68-year-old James Kibaara Maina was discovered in a pool of blood next to his gate, with a deep cut on the left side of his head, apparently inflicted by a sharp object. His body was also moved to the mortuary pending an autopsy and further investigation.

Meanwhile, in Nkubu, Meru, the dismembered body of a suspected thief was found in a maize plantation. The man, along with others, had allegedly raided a home in Giankama village on Monday night attempting to steal a chuff cutter. An alarm was raised, alerting a mob that caught up with the suspect. The mob severed his limbs and left him for dead. The body has been taken to the mortuary for an autopsy and further investigation.

In the Kondoo area, Uasin Gishu, police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old man whose body was found in a river in Koriomat village, Tarakwa location. The body, which had no visible injuries, was moved to the mortuary pending an autopsy.

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