Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances under which a Kenyan woman died after attending a house party at an apartment in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.
The lifeless body of Sheila Njeri Murage was discovered on a flowerbed at Santonia Court by workers on Saturday, according to Daily Nation.
Reports indicate she was holding a half-smoked stick of bhang with blood oozing from her nose. The deceased also had some back injuries.
Sheila reportedly attended the party alongside Christine Awuor Aluoch and Shem Lwanga Mang’ula at the house owned by one Claire Chepkoech Nge’no.
The three told police that Sheila left the party at some point, but gave conflicting accounts of the time she left.Sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) believe the three were involved in the murder of Sheila.
An autopsy done by Dr. Frank Njenga at City Mortuary indicates that Sheila was sexually assaulted and had ‘head injuries due to blunt force trauma’.
The three were arraigned in court on Thursday, where Christine and Claire were granted Sh100,000 cash bail while Shem was detained for five days pending DNA profiling to establish whether he was the one who raped Sheila before killing her.
Neighbors interrogated by police acknowledged there was a party on the second floor but did not hear any commotion.
The apartment is leased by its owner on AirbnB with neighbors saying Sheila used it frequently. Santonia Court has six apartments and is manned on a 24-hour basis by G4S guards.