Tragedy as woman is murdered after rape, child left to suckle lifeless body
A body of a woman was on Thursday found lying in a thicket at Kibuka village in Tharaka-Nithi County in a suspected case of rape and murder.
A child was also found suckling the lifeless body.
Kibuka assistant chief Mathew Kabira, said the incident was reported by a resident, Mr Stephen Kinyua who was walking along the Skylimit road when he heard a child-cry from a nearby bush.
“On checking, he found a naked body of a female adult and a child suckling,” Mr Kabira said.
He said the body was later identified to be of Ms Purity Kathomo, 20, from Tunyai village, who was married in the area.
According to a report by police, the deceased might have been raped and killed elsewhere before her was dumped in the thicket. The victim’s clothes were also missing.