A family in Juja, Magomano village has been thrown into mourns after their 19-year-old daughter was raped, brutally killed and her body dumped at her compound on Sunday, May 30.
The lady identified as Joyce Wambui who is a mother of an 11-year-old baby is said to have been attacked by her assailant when all her family members had gone to church.
Her mother, Helen Muthoni said that the young mother had been left behind to finish some household chores and was later expected to join them for the church service.
“She had been left behind with her infant and was to join us after cleaning the house. She never turned up in church and when we got back home at around 2pm we found the gate and the house door open, raising suspicion,” said Muthoni.
“It was the next day, Monday morning that I stumbled on Wambui’s half-naked body in the maize farm within the compound. I couldn’t believe that it was my daughter lying dead as I still hoped she would come back home. A leso and a thin nylon rope had been wrapped around her neck,” she said.
Her father, Bernard Muguro said that his daughters death was a major blow to the family and wondered why anyone would want to kill such a young mother.
“I am calling for justice for my daughter and asking the police to go to the bottom of the matter and arrest Wambui’s killers,” Muguro said.
Juja Sub-county Police Commander, Dorothy Migarusha confirming the reports said that no one has been arrested yet but investigations are still on going.
At the time of her death, Wambui was pursuing a tailoring course at the St. Dominic Technical and Agricultural Training Institute in Juja.