How Love Triangle, Abortion Led to Death of Activist Caroline Mwatha - DCI

  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday evening narrated how a love triangle and an illegal abortion led to the death of activist Caroline Mwatha.

    In a statement issued barely hours after the body of the activist, who has been missing for the past several days, was found at City Mortuary.

    The DCI noted that Mwatha was reported as a missing person in filing made on February 8, 2019 at Dandora Police Station.

    "The said woman was lastly seen on February 6 by her relatives. DCI officers launched investigations and it was established that she was in constant communication with one Alexander Gitau Gikonya who is known to be working in Isiolo County," the DCI noted.

    According to the DCI, the communications with Alex indicated that the deceased intended to procure an abortion for a 5-month old pregnancy. 

    An unidentified doctor had demanded Ksh7,000 an amount that was lowered to Ksh6,000 after negotiations and footed by Alexander.

    On the day she disappeared, Caroline visited the New Njiru Community Centre in Dandora Phase 1.

    Two suspects Betty Akinyi Nyanya (Betty Ramoya) and an alleged quack doctor Michael Onchiri (Mike) reportedly carried out the abortion.

    "Investigators believe that Caroline died in the clinic and the body was transferred to the Nairobi City Mortuary on February 7, 2019 at 4:42am according to the records," the crime investigators added.

    However, the body was booked as Carol Mbeki and was brought by a vehicle registration KBP 667B.

    The DCI further indicated that 6 suspects had been arrested in the ongoing investigations asking members of the public to be patient as they tried to unravel the mystery.

    In a presser issued shortly after viewing the body, Mwatha's family, however, maintained that she was killed by unknown assailants due to her work as a human rights activist.

    Mwatha's husband, Joshua Ochieng', a trader based in Dubai narrated his last moments talking to his wife.

    “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,” Achieng' had stated after he flew back in the Country on Sunday in search of his missing wife.

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