Police have arrested a University of Nairobi lecturer after the decomposing body of her 13-year-old son was found wrapped in a blanket in their house in the capital’s South B estate.
Nairobi area police boss Philip Ndolo said officers found the body in the living room at around 6pm on Wednesday.
“The suspect was in the house at the time. We are investigating the incident,” said Mr Ndolo.
According to the caretaker, the medical school lecturer known as Ann Khahuga had fallen behind on her rent and he was looking for her to pay the dues.
“I called her and would hear the phone ring in the house and no one was picking, prompting me to peep on her sitting room window and I saw a body lying on the floor, with flies around it, there was also a stinking smell emanating from the house,” said Stephen Mwangi, the caretaker of Kifaru Apartments.
He then called the police who broke into the house and found the don in the kitchen. Some reports say she was seated on the kitchen floor only mumbling “oh my God”, others say she was going about her duties in the kitchen
According to area police boss, the lady was a member of a cult who believed in raising the dead. Her neighbours talk of a lady who has withdrawn herself.
KTN news also report that an autopsy on the boy done at Chiromo Mortuary revealed that the 13 year old died from stomach bleeding caused by cancer.
In the same state in September, a 73-year-old former Treasury employee and her 47-year-old daughter were found murdered in their house.
The bodies of Judith Mwai and Catherine Nyaguthie Mwai were found in separate rooms in their Golden Gates home, both bearing strangulation marks.
Preliminary police investigations showed nothing was stolen from the house.