Another Missing Woman Found Dead in Multibillion Farm

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Citizen Digital

A female employee at the British multinational James Finlay Tea Company was on Thursday, February 25 found dead and buried in a shallow grave in a thicket in the expansive Kapsongoi tea estate.

Chemutai, who had worked at the firm since 2004, went missing on Valentine's Day eve on Saturday, February 13, and circumstances under her death are unclear.

Chemutai's cousin Robert Bii, had put out a social media statement seeking any information on her whereabouts on the day she went missing.

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A police vehicle pictured at a scene of a crime

Shocked Kapsongoi tea estate workers showed up at the scene where the body of their colleague was found buried.

Police arrived at the estate on Thursday evening. February 25 where they analyzed the scene to aid in investigations.

The incident came days after another female employee under the Ministry of Interior Coordination, was found dead in Jogoo Road Government Quarters buildings on Tuesday, February 23, alongside her son and boyfriend.

Neighbours reported to police that the three had last been seen on Sunday, February 21, when they were buying groceries. The man had also been seen buying charcoal on Monday, February 22.

“Both the woman and her 8-year old son had vomited on the bed. They lay side by side,” said detectives who had investigated the scene.

Detectives stated that there were signs of a struggle as the body of Charity Cheboi had bruises on her face while that of her son had blood coming from the mouth.

"The house was in a mess with clothes, shoes, and bedding strewn all over the floor, indicating that a struggle must have ensued before the victims met their painful deaths," read a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Although the man's body did not have any visible injuries, he was found tied up with electric cables in the bathroom.

Cases of missing women being found dead have recently been in the spotlight in the media.

38-year-old Caroline Maina had been missing for weeks before she was found murdered and her body dumped in Kajiado. She was last seen at Stima Plaza in Ngara, Nairobi County.

A Kenyan Police Officer at a crime scene
Kenyans police officers at a crime scene in Kisumu County in March 2016.
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