Woman who died after torture, rape ordeal in Jordan buried in Meru

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A 23-year-old woman who died last month after she was tortured and sexually assaulted in Jordan was laid to rest Friday, September 2 at her home in Anchenge village, Igembe South in Meru County.

Doris Karimi Kiramana had been invited to Jordan by her cousin who was working in the Middle East kingdom.

Ms Karimi kept mum about her plans and only informed her parents John Kiramana and Alice Kathei that she was heading to Jordan while at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in July, 2015.

She worked in Jordan for about eight months before deciding to hunt for another job – a decision that made her employer confiscate her travel documents.

She however stood firm on her word and moved out in search of greener pastures.

It was then that she met with a gang that kidnapped, raped and tortured her. However, police officers who found Doris arrested her for being an illegal immigrant.

She collapsed in the police cells and was taken to a hospital in July, 2016. Her father Mr Kiramana said Doris died at the hospital on August 10.

During Doris’ funeral service that was held at Anchenge tea buying centre, leaders from Meru County blamed Kenyan Embassy in Amman, Jordan for failing to respond in a timely manner.

Mike Makarina, a businessman based in Meru town, appealed to the state’s leadership to help others trapped in Arab countries secure safe repatriation back to the country.

Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi assured Doris’ family that he will follow up with the persons who flew back Doris’ body to ensure justice is served.

Doris Karimi was the only child of Mr and Mrs Kiramana.

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