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Woman’s body stuffed in sack dumped on roadside in Meru

Monday January 20 2020

Police officers pick body

Police officers pick the body of a young woman which was found stashed in a sack by the roadside in Kaaga village, Meru County on January 20, 2020. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The naked body of a young woman stuffed in a sack was found dumped at the Kaaga bypass in Meru.

Residents of Mwirine village were on Monday morning shocked after finding the body dumped in a drainage amidst long grass.

The woman, spotting short hair, appeared to be in her late teens.

A boda-boda rider who was ferrying his customer spotted the green sack which was tied with ropes and called colleagues and, upon inspection, they found the body.


There were marks indicating that the sack containing the body had been dragged to the spot, suggesting that she was killed elsewhere.


Mr Mwenda, a resident, said they suspected the young woman was strangled since there appeared to be marks on her neck.

“The scene did not have blood and there were no signs of a struggle. It looks like the murder happened elsewhere,” said Mr Mwenda.

Kaaga Assistant Chief Dorothy Gitonga, who visited the scene, said they could not identify the young woman.

“We woke up to this shocking incident. We don’t know where the body was brought from since no one seems to recognise her,” she said.

“We don’t have street lights and one cannot see what is happening from far. We need the lights to help end crime,” she said.

Officers from Meru Police Station took the body to the Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.