Police in Kiambu are investigating the death of a Kenyatta University student who was reported missing on Christmas Day.
The lifeless body of Victoria Muthoni Theuri, a Public Policy and Administration student, was found in her boyfriend’s apartment in Kahawa Wendani on Saturday.
Muthoni was last seen on December 25th when she told her parents that she was visiting her sister but she did not return home and her phone was switched off, prompting her family to report the matter to the police.
Her body was discovered on Saturday morning after neighbors noticed a foul smell emanating from the locked apartment.
“The man who lives there was not around and we found it odd that there was a bad smell coming out of the house. It smelt like something rotten inside the locked house,” a neighbor said.
The caretaker immediately alerted the police, who broke into the house and found the student’s lifeless body in the sitting room with no visible injuries.
“She must have been dead for at least three days,” said a police officer involved in the investigation.
Police have since traced and arrested Muthoni’s boyfriend, who had reportedly traveled to his rural home for the Christmas holiday. The man told police that he left her girlfriend in his house on Christmas Day and traveled to his parent’s home.
Investigations are underway to determine the deceased’s last movements and the actual cause of her death.