The body of a 25-year-old woman was on Saturday evening (November 16) found dumped in a thicket near Menengai Crater in Kiamaina Ward in Bahati, Nakuru County.
The woman identified as Faith Wangui went missing on Sunday, November 10, in Nakuru shortly after meeting her estranged husband, Joseph Muchiri, at around 9pm.
Wangui, the third born in a family of four siblings (three sisters and one brother), worked as a waitress in one of the restaurants in Murang’a Town, and would regularly visit her family in Maili Sita, Nakuru County.
Faith Wangui’s body was found badly deformed with her face nearly-unrecognisable after she was doused in acid. Her arm and breast were missing, with authorities suspecting that wild animals fed on the body parts.
Faith Wangui’s elder brother, Joseph Mwangi, recounted to K24 Digital his sister’s last moments on Sunday.
Mwangi said Faith Wangui, a mother of two children aged 6 and 2, had taken the kids to spend the December holiday with their grandmother.
“Faith and Muchiri were an estranged couple. They had separated for nearly a year, but would meet often. When she arrived home on Saturday, November 9, she spent the night at home. The following day, Sunday, she woke up, prepared herself for church, and left at 9am,” said Mwangi
“She did not return home. At 7pm, she called and told me that she was planning to meet someone in the central business district. Later, my family members were informed that she had been spotted in the company of Muchiri in a nightclub in Nakuru Town. The two reportedly left the entertainment joint at 9:30pm. That was the last time she was seen in public. Our attempts to reach her on phone were fruitless as her cellphone line remained offline,” said Mwangi.
Mwangi says they filed a missing person’s report on Wednesday, November 13, at Kiamaina police post.
“My sister’s relationship with Muchiri was frosty for the past one year. However, she recently began cozying up to him to the extent she would come to Nakuru, go straight to Muchiri’s place, spend a night or two there, and leave for Murang’a without stopping by at home,” said Mwangi.
It is suspected that Faith Wangui was raped and, thereafter, killed.
The 25-year-old’s body was taken to a Nakuru hospital morgue as police launch investigations into her death.
Kiamaina ward MCA, Wahome Jambo Kenya, said he will help Wangui’s family get justice following the loss of their loved one.
The whereabouts of Faith Wangui’s husband, Muchiri, remain unclear.