Rita Waeni Was Active In Church and Excelled In KCSE, Village Neighbours Eulogise

The poignant tribute to Rita Waeni, the young and beautiful woman tragically killed in what is commonly referred to as an Airbnb, has resonated deeply among her neighbors.

The lifeless body of Rita Waeni, cruelly decapitated, was discovered in an apartment along TRM Drive on Sunday, January 14, sending shockwaves not only through the nation but also across the globe.

Despite the apprehension of suspects connected to her murder, the motive behind the brutal killing remains elusive. Law enforcement is committed to unraveling the events that transpired on the ominous night of Saturday, January 13, when the victim reportedly encountered the main suspect.

Two days after her family publicly identified the victim as their daughter and a student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricultural Technology (JKUAT), those who knew Rita Waeni—neighbors, classmates, and relatives—have been reflecting on the memories they shared with her.

In a report by NTV, journalists visited Waeni’s hometown in Mukimwani village, Makueni County. Heartbroken neighbors in the rural setting described the late Rita Waeni as a trendsetter and a role model for her peers. The community’s grief is palpable as they mourn the loss of a promising young life.