She didn't deserve to die, Kenyans react to NHIF worker, Lilian Waithera's death

Waithera collapsed and died mysteriously at Kaunda street on February 13

In Summary

• Kenyans said her death was meant to send some warning to whistle blowers in the country, to keep them silent.

• Others have also condemned the act saying that she didn’t deserve her way of death.

Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.
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Kenyans on Twitter are still in disbelief following the death of Lilian Waithera, an NHIF worker who collapsed and died mysteriously.

An autopsy revealed that a bullet fired from an elevated angle went into through Waithera's collarbone before her lungs stopped and she died.


The incident which took place at Kaunda Street on the evening of February 13 pushed many Kenyans on social media where they condemned and questioned the incident.

Some said that her death was meant to send some warning to whistleblowers in the country, to keep them silent about alleged graft cases.

While others condemned the people behind the act since Waithera was a mother and didn’t deserve to die.

Witnesses and police said she started complaining of chest pain as she walked downtown at around 5 pm.

She then collapsed and lost her breath. Her colleagues who were with her called an ambulance which arrived in time but the responders declared her dead at the scene.

Her body was moved from Nairobi Hospital to Kenyatta University mortuary where the post-mortem was conducted by a group of pathologists who declared the cause of death as shooting.

Nairobi regional police commander Adamson Bungei said the bullet head was handed to ballistic experts for analysis.

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