Police in Mikinduri in Meru county are searching for the missing head of a KCSE candidate who was found murdered and her headless body dumped in a thicket in a suspected love triangle on Sunday.
The victim Beatrice Gatwiri, whose decomposing body was recovered at Rwerea by the police on Sunday, is said to have gone to visit her boyfriend Allan Kirimi on Christmas day last year.
Speaking to K24 digital the tearful 70 years old grandmother Martha Mwongela who has raised the deceased, said her only wish is to see the head of her granddaughter before burying the body.
“I cannot bury her headless body if they miss her head, let them bury her at the cemetery. I don’t want that body because if I do that I will die myself. I am calling on the police to bring me the head of my granddaughter,” she added amid tears.
She further narrated how the 18-year-old Gatwiri left home on 24th December to go and celebrate the Christmas festivities with her longtime boyfriend at their home.
Martha said it was a double tragedy to the family since the mother of the victim( her daughter) also dumped her while she was an infant and since then she has never returned home.
“I cannot bare the pain it is too much since I have suffered with this child since she was a few weeks old. Her mother ran away and I don’t know where she is to date and now her dream of becoming a teacher has been cut short by a criminal. Let the police arrest them quickly. My granddaughter needs justice,” she added.
Confirming the heinous act, the area police boss Joel Chepkony said they have launched a search for the missing head and arrested her boyfriend who is helping the police with investigations.
He however added the decomposing body was recovered half naked and the head chopped off adding the preliminary report indicate she could have been raped before her life was taken away.
“It seems she went through a painful death in the hands of the criminal we are doing everything to arrest all those were involved in her killing it very unfortunate human beings are taking other people's lives over some issues which can be dialogued and solved amicably,” the OCPD said.