Caroline Mwatha's Husband Narrates Last Moments With Wife

  • Caroline Mwatha and her husband Joshua Ochieng The Standard
  • Joshua Ochieng', the husband to the Dandora activist who has been missing since Wednesday, recalled her last moments with his wife.

    Caroline Mwatha, Ochieng’s wife, worked as a Human Rights activist who documented cases of extrajudicial killings in Dandora, Nairobi.

    Her husband, a trader in Dubai, flew back on Sunday in search for his wife of 20 years. He had communicated to her via WhatsApp on Wednesday.

    Dandora Activist Caroline Mwatha has been missing since Wednesday

    “We were chatting almost the whole night on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, she texted me good morning but due to the time difference, I responded late,” he stated.

    Ochieng' called Mwatha twice on Thursday and someone received but did not utter a word.

    “I called her many times when I woke up, but she was not picking. I thought it was normal because it was a working day. I assumed she was holed up in meetings as her job is demanding,” Ochieng' recalled.

    However, he got alarmed when his wife failed to return any of his calls and reached out to her workmates, who informed him she had not reported to work.

    According to The Star, Ochieng' expressed fear for his life and that of his children.

    “My wife went missing while taking our daughter to school,” he cited.

    “I’m not sure how safe my daughter will be,” he continued.

    Photo of Caroline Mwatha, the missing Dandora Activist.

    Wilfred Olal, coordinator of the Dandora Community Justice Centre stated Mwatha had not reported receiving any threats to her life before.