A 22-year-old student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) namely Grace Nduta Mwaura , who went missing nine days ago, was on Thursday, February 2, found brutally murdered.
Police officers attached to Juja Police Station found parts of her body, including her limbs and intestines, stuffed in a bucket and hidden in the ceiling of a house in Kahawa Sukari.
Other parts of her body were found badly mutilated and thrown at a coffee plantation in Kalimoni area in Juja, Kiambu County.
Ms Mwaura’s eyes had been gouged out, nearly her whole body and face was skinned and her tongue had been cut out in a ritual-like killing.
Alongside her body parts, were Ms Mwaura’s laptop and the knife that was used in her killing.
Police officers attached to Juja Police Station on Friday morning arrested Ms Mwaura’s 24-year-old brother, a university graduate, in connection with the murder.
Grace Nduta Mwaura, a Fourth Year student JKUAT, was last seen on Wednesday, January 25, at 12 noon at her parents’ house in Kahawa Sukari.
Her disappearance was reported at Githurai Kimbo Police Station on January 29.
The brother, a prime suspect in Ms Mwaura’s murder case, reportedly fled their parents’ home when police visited the family to seek information that could help trace Ms Mwaura’s whereabouts.
EDAILY reached Ms Mwaura’s parents for comment, but the grieving couple was unable to talk regarding the loss of their daughter.
Investigations continue into the murder of Ms Mwaura.
Ms Mwaura’s friends had taken to social media to start a hash tag (#FindGraceNduta and #PrayForNduta) to help find her.