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Body of a woman found hidden at a school in Umoja

Residents in Umoja estate in Nairobi were treated to a shock after they found the body of a woman hidden at the Tumaini Primary School compound on Monday, June 1.

The residents said they were driven to the school playground by a foul smell that emanated from there.

The agitated locals noted that they had not heard any suspicious movements in the area in the recent past.

Buruburu OCPD Adamson Bungei confirmed the incident and said that the murder was most likely as a result of domestic violence.

The OCPD further noted that the crime could have been committed during curfew hours, mostly because people were already in their houses by that time hence couldn’t hear the commotions.

Bungei however, said they have launched investigations and are looking forward to establishing how the body, which was stashed in a sack, arrived at the scene.

Personal items were also found stashed in a separate sack beside the body. They include bed sheets, a mosquito net, and some clothes.

The police boss also said the body could have been thrown over the fence of the school at the Umoja 2 Estate, where the school is is well fenced and guarded.

Bungei urged the locals to remain calm as they conduct investigations and warned the people committing such heinous crimes that their days are numbered.

In April, United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres appealed for measures to address the surge in domestic violence towards women and girls caused by lockdowns imposed by governments in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi also expressed concerns over a spike in domestic violence, sexual offenses, and gender-based violence amid the pandemic.

Dr. Mwangangi urged Kenyans to focus on fighting the virus and handle disputes within the laid down civil structures and avoid violence by all means.

The increase in abuse and violence is caused by stress and frustrations caused by the health crisis.

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