The body of a Kenyan woman who died under mysterious circumstances in Saudi Arabia in April has arrived in the country.
The plane carrying the remains of 24-year-old Caroline Aluoch landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Saturday with emotions running high as family members received the body.
The body was shuttled to Chiromo Mortuary where a post-mortem examination will be carried out on Sunday to confirm whether her death was by suicide as alleged by the Saudi Arabian government.
The family received the devastating news about her death on May 5th and have had to wait for two months to receive her body for burial.
Aluoch, who was a second-year student at Kisii University, went to Saudi Arabia in November 2020 to seek employment after discontinuing her studies due to lack of school fees.
She secured a job as a domestic worker but things went wrong following an accident at work. Her family says Aluoch lived in fear after informing her relatives about her predicament. She last communicated with the family on April 9th.
“She had complained that her employers were beating her because she had refused to sell food in the streets. Her contract was to work as a house girl,” her mother Ruth Atieno said.
The family disputes a report by Saudia’s Health Ministry claiming that Aluoch committed suicide. She is scheduled to be laid to rest at her family home in Homa Bay on Tuesday.