20-year-old missing woman in Kiambu found defiled and the body dumped in Kinare Forest.
The body of a 20-year-old girl, who was sent to buy sugar two weeks ago at a nearby shop, was Monday found in the Kariko area in Kinale forest, Lari constituency.
According to the police, the body of the girl was found abandoned in the forest, covered in blood and with injuries that suggested she was sexually assaulted.
Passersby who found the body screamed alerting members of the public.
“We were walking to the stage along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway when we spotted the body,” said Anne Wanja, a resident.
The woman went missing two weeks ago when she was sent to buy sugar according to the family.
“She was given Sh 200 to buy sugar. Today, we were shocked to learn that there was a girl who had been found killed and it was her. The family sent me to come and check,” he said.
“I have identified her. She appears to have been raped since she was half naked and some clothes were missing” he said.
Residents of the area have complained about the forest, saying that it has turned into a place to commit crimes such as murder, recounting several cases witnessed in the forest.
“The forest is about 200 meters wide but it stretches to about 3kms. When someone is attacked and he or she screams, no one can hear and respond” he said.
“We have been having cases of deaths and people left injured after they are attacked.”
The body was taken to the Naivasha sub-county mortuary.