UoN Political Science Lecturer Found Dead in Nairobi Days After Going Missing

University of Nairobi Main Campus.
University of Nairobi Main Campus.

Police officers are currently investigating the death of a political science lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UoN) whose body was found lying in the streets of Nairobi on Monday, February 26, three days after he was reported missing.

Reports indicated that passersby found the lifeless body of Dr Samuel Mbutu Mararo at the Bus Station area and transferred it to the City Mortuary.

The lecturer's family had filed a missing person's report after Mararo failed to show up at his home in Kariobangi for three days, raising concerns over his whereabouts.

However, three days later, they were informed of his tragic death.

Buses and matatus pick up upcountry travellers at Nairobi's famous Machakos country bus station
Long-distance buses at Nairobi's Bus Station area in a photo dated November 2017.

Efforts by Kenyans.co.ke to reach Mararo's brother Joseph Wambugu were futile as he requested to speak at a later time after tending to matters at the City Mortuary.

Wambugu, who had earlier spoken to the press, suspected his brother had been drugged and robbed of his valuables including a laptop and his mobile phone.

He claimed that the lecturer was heading to his Kariobangi home before he was attacked by unknown assailants.  

Wambugu also revealed that the robbers had withdrawn money of an unknown amount through his mobile money account.

Preliminary investigations conducted by police officers have since established that the suspects fled to the Kayole area before going into hiding. 

The cops have since launched investigations to unearth the suspects and establish the motive behind the murder.

The incident is part of a growing series of criminal activities reported at various police stations across the city, highlighting the recent rise in crime.

According to the Economic Survey 2023 report released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Nairobi County recorded the highest number of crimes with 8,512, followed by Kiambu (7,844) and Meru (5,698).

From the data, the most reported crimes included robbery and offences against morality. 

A section of Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD.
A section of Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi CBD.


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