Murder most foul: gruesome deaths that shook the nation

Murder cases that brought the country to a standstill


The past few years has witnessed the rising number in murder cases within Kenyan territories.

From stories of love triangles cases, jealous partners to political assassinations, Kenya has been marred with horrific murder tales.

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Below are four dreadful deaths that hit the nation:

Ivy Wangechi

Ivy was hacked to death with a machete on 9th April by Naftali Kinuthia, who was her boyfriend.

Through an open confession, Kinuthia claimed he had killed Ivy because he had invested money and emotions only to be played in return.

“The girl, according to the suspect, had told him that she was organizing her birthday party, which would happen soon. He said he sent her some money to arrange the event. Since then, the woman refused to pick his calls, said the suspect,” Eldoret East DCI boss Kingi told Citizen Digital in an interview last year.

Ivy died in hospital while being attended to by doctors. She was a student at Moi University.

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Ruth Kamande

Ruth Wanjiku’s heinous act captured the attention of the nation. She stabbed her boyfriend Mohammed 25 times with a kitchen knife.

In her defence, she told the court that she was acting on self-defense. She claimed that he was the one who attacked her first, resulting in her having to defend herself.

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Ann Kanario

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) student Ann Kanario then, 21, was found dead mid last year, in her apartment a few meters from the university’s main campus on Monday alongside an alleged boyfriend who was found hanging from the roof.

While speaking about her life to a local daily, her parents said that their daughter Ann was in a relationship. And they were not aware of any problem their daughter was facing.

Mercy Keino

The death of the former Nairobi University student Mercy Keino brought the nation to a standstill. After a long and tiresome search by the family, Keino’s lifeless body was found at the City Mortuary.

Up to date, authorities are yet to establish what transpired on the fateful night of June 17, 2011.

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