KIMC student, 19, found dead with two stab wounds in neck


Purity Wangechi was found dead in Kiambu on May 14, 2022. [Courtesy of DCI]

Police in Kiambu are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) student, whose body was discovered in a thicket in Buriria Village.

Purity Wangechi Karinga had two stab wounds in the neck, Kiambu Deputy Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer Hadick Jumba told The Standard.

Documents, including a national identity card and a school identification card, were found near the victim’s body.

“She was dressed in a pair of blue jeans trousers and a red top,” said Jumba.

Passersby spotted her body on Saturday morning, May 14, and alerted police.

“We have established that she was murdered in Kirigiti and her body dumped in Buriria. So far, we have not arrested any suspect. However, we have crucial leads that could help us track down Wangechi’s killers,” said Hadick Jumba, the Kiambu deputy DCIO.

Wangechi’s body was taken to City Mortuary in Nairobi County pending autopsy.

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