Police probe bizarre rape, murder of disabled woman in Machakos

Wednesday March 18 2020

Machakos Level Five Hospital where the body of a disabled woman was taken on May 15, 2019. Police suspected the woman was raped before she was murdered. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Police have launched investigations into the gruesome murder of a disabled woman in Machakos.

The lifeless body of the 37-year-old woman who lived alone in Kalama Location, was found naked on her bed on Wednesday morning.

Police suspect she was raped before her crutches were inserted into her private parts.

According to police report, Esther Wavinya Mwanthi’s half-naked body was found by her relatives who live in the same compound.

They then alerted the chief.

The body was moved to the Machakos Level Five Hospital mortuary for post-mortem examination as police investigate the bizarre murder.


Her death comes even as another lifeless body of a 24-year-old prison warder was on Wednesday morning found inside her house in Kiharu estate, Murang’a County.

Until her death, Pauline Wangari Ngoi, whose body had multiple stab wounds, was stationed at the Muranga GK Prison.

Her body was found without clothes and her bedding soaked in blood.

A roll of bhang was also placed between her lips, with a kitchen knife in her right hand.


A middle-aged man with a tattoo on his neck was reportedly captured on CCTV footage entering her house at 9pm on Monday and leaving on Tuesday at 3am.

The footage further shows the man leaving the house while carrying a TV set, a large bag, and a mobile phone.

In another case reported on Monday, residents of Limuru woke up to shocking the discovery of the body of a man who had been sodomised and dumped in a forest.


Residents narrated how it is common to hear people screaming at night.

“One might think those screaming are drunkards but it is people who are being attacked but we fear to get out because you never know if it a person in distress or not,” said Grace Wanjiru.

Another shocked resident, Seth Simiyu, said that it is risky for one to just stroll at night.

“By 9pm you have to be in the house because you might be beaten or rapped,” he said.

The shocked resident have now asked the government to beef up security in the area.