A police officer attached to Parliament, Hellen Kwamboka, was on Saturday morning found murdered in her house in Umoja Estate, Nairobi.
Kwamboka’s body was found lying on her bed, with deep a cut inflicted in her head. Her boyfriend, who is on the run, is suspected to be behind the gruesome act.
Police say “blood stains were smeared all over the house”.
Hellen Kwamboka, who last reported to work on Thursday, May 23, left for home at around 7pm. That was the last time she was seen in public.
“She was expected at work on Friday, May 24, but she didn’t show up,” a report filed at Buruburu Police Station says.
According to police, Kwamboka’s colleagues began looking for her on Friday, when they couldn’t get hold of her on phone.
“They [colleagues] decided to go to her house at Umoja Estate, Gaikuyu Road, plot number 44, house number 42, [where], they found the house locked from [the] inside, and, [consequently], suspected that something was unusual. The house was broken into and the body of the officer was found lying on her bed with a deep cut on her head, and with blood stains all over the house,” says the police report filed by one Helen Ndambi.
Police suspect that Hellen Kwamboka was first strangulated, and, thereafter, fatally hacked.
“No murder weapon was recovered from the scene, which has been processed by DCI officers.
“It is believed that a boyfriend, who visited her [Hellen Kwamboka] on May 23, had murdered her before escaping. The phone of the deceased was not traced and seems [it] was stolen and switched off,” said police.
Hellen Kwamboka’s body was taken to Chiromo mortuary as police hunt for her boyfriend.