Grief and shock engulfed Kivaruka village in Embu West Sub-county on Thursday, June 10 after a nurse was found dead in her house.
The dead body of Wawira Nyaga, 38, who worked as a nurse at Kithimu Health Centre, was discovered by curious neighbours at around noon, after she failed to receive a call from one of them.
Although Wawira did not have visible injuries, preliminary investigations suggest that she was strangled.
It all started when Wawira’s 23-year-old boyfriend, only identified as Munene, was found unconscious in a bush near her home.
Eyewitnesses say that bottles of beer and an empty processed juice can were found next to him. Munene, they say, had vomited and was foaming at the mouth.
The caring neighbours then reached out to Wawira to inform her that her boyfriend needed medical attention, and that is when she did not answer her phone.
“Her phone was ringing, but she wasn’t picking up. That’s when some of the neighbours went to her house, and discovered her door had been locked from the inside,” Marion Mukami told journalists.
Her body was lying on the bed. Attempts to wake her up from the window were unsuccessful and they resorted to break down the door to gain access into the house.
Nurse, boyfriend last seen at a local bar
According to The Standard, the last time the lovebirds were seen together in public was on Wednesday, June 9 at 3 pm, at a local bar.
Reports indicate that Wawira was previously married but separated from her husband a few years ago. Together, the estranged couple had a 10-year-old daughter.
Her body was removed to Embu Level V Hospital morgue, awaiting an autopsy to ascertain what exactly killed her.
Meanwhile, Embu West Sub-County Deputy Police Commander Samuel Gitau says Munene is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, and will be interrogated upon being discharged.