A guard at the site where the body of a 20 year old woman was discovered in a septic tank on Wednesday has narrated how she ended there.
The body was identified as that of Pendo Karisa 20, from Seahorse village in the Kilifi town suburbs.
She was dating a man who was identified as Munga Mwangemi. He was a foreman at the site where the body was recovered. Mwangemi lives at the site. He went missing.
The guard narrated that he saw Mwangemi holding a heavy metal bar and a huge sledgehammer past midnight.
“He is a senior person here but I had to ask him what he was doing at the septic tank at such odd hours.
He looked confused and he told me that he didn’t want to be bothered by anyone and I left him there,” the guard said.
On Monday, workers at the site asked Mwangemi where his girlfriend was as she used to prepare tea for them.
“Everybody knows her and she always wakes up in the morning and cooks tea for them. They felt it was not normal for her not to be around, yet her sandals were on the doorstep,” she said.
Her mother, Santa Muhambi, said her daughter left home on Sunday after receiving a call from her boyfriend who was identified as Munga Mwangemi.
“He called my daughter on Sunday at around 3pm and asked her to go to his place of work. She left but never returned.
I called him on Monday and asked him where she was and why she wasn’t back but he denied ever seeing her,” she said.
Residents who witnessed the retrieval of the body said he had been seen around the septic tank.
A neighbour said Mwangemi ordered workers not to go to the septic tank. They became suspicious of a foul smell and reported to the site owner who notified police.
Kilifi OCS Hassan Kochalle supervised retrieval of the body. It started on Tuesday at 3pm and was halted at 9pm because of lack of oxygen circulation in the pit.
It resumed Wednesday and the body was taken to the Kilifi County Hospital mortuary on Wednesday afternoon.
Cases of bodies being dumped in septic tanks have been on the increase.
In September 2019 the body of missing Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen was found dumped in a water tank within his compound in Kitisuru, Nairobi.
Before the discovery Mr Cohen had vanished prompting his family to report him missing.
Cohen’s postmortem examination results said he died as a result of several blows to the head using a blunt object.
The autopsy report by government pathologist and four others filed at the high court showed that Cohen was brutally murdered
THE BLOW THAT TOOK HIS LIFE WAS DELIVERED ON HIS SIDE OF THE HEAD JUST ABOVE THE EYE. BOTH HANDS HAD FRACTURES WITH BRUISES ON TOP WHILE HIS UPPER LIP WAS TORN FROM INSIDE,’ THE REPORT READS.
The golfer’s body was found in an underground tank at his Kitisuru compound two months after he had been reported missing with hands tied at the back.
THE REPORT ALSO INDICATED THAT COHEN HAD MULTIPLE RIB INJURIES AND BRUISES ON THE DIAPHRAGM.
In February 2020 the body of a three-year-old girl who was reported missing for three days was found inside a septic tank at Bombay in Lamu Town.
Aziza Muhammad Alwy disappeared on February 19 shortly after leaving their home in Riyadha to visit relatives at Bombay.
Her parents and relatives searched in vain for the pupil of Husna Muslim School. They filed a report at Lamu Police station under OB 06/20/2/2020.
Else where in January 2020 , The body of 10-year old girl who disappeared three months before was found inside a septic tank at Chokaa estate off Kangundo Road.
The child was reported missing in September 2019 and the father reported the matter to the police.
The body was wrapped in a black polythene bag.
Be careful out there, you never know where danger migh be lurking.