Woman murdered at lodging in Machakos

Police retrieved the deceased’s body from a lodging in Machakos town on Thursday.

In Summary

• Area DCIO Rhoda Kanyi said the deceased could have secured the room to spend the night just like any other Kenyan could do.

• The body was removed to Machakos Level 5 Hospital mortuary as police launch investigations into the matter.

Crime scene
Crime scene
Image: THE STAR

A middle-aged woman has been murdered in Machakos.

Police retrieved the deceased’s body from a lodging in Machakos town on Thursday.

Multiple sources confided to the Star that the woman operated within the town as a commercial sex worker and might have been raped before the killing by one of her clients on Wednesday night.

Area DCIO Rhoda Kanyi, however, trashed the claims that the deceased was a sex worker.

“What we know is that a Kenyan female has been murdered, her body was found at a lodging in Machakos town,” Kanyi told the Star on the phone on Thursday.

She said the deceased could have secured the room to spend the night just like any other Kenyan could do.

The body was removed to Machakos Level 5 Hospital mortuary as police launch investigations into the matter.

More to follow….