A family in Ruiru, Kiambu County is seeking justice after their daughter was murdered three days before flying to Qatar for work.
Joyce Wanjiru Nyambura was reportedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend identified as Golden Nyakundi, alias Ras, at Maziwa area within Kahawa West, Nairobi on Wednesday.
It is alleged that Nyakundi was opposed to his girlfriend leaving the country for greener pastures.
The 34-year-old mother of three was scheduled to travel to Qatar on Friday after securing a job in the middle east nation, according to her family.
“My sister had really struggled to secure a job here in Kenya in vain until she got the chance to leave for Qatar and we were all happy as a family. However, the turn of events has left the family with so much pain,” Wanjiru’s sister Cecilia Nyambura said.
Nyakundi allegedly stabbed Wanjiru in the abdomen and mouth with a sharp knife before going underground. She also had bruises on her head.
Wanjiru was found lying dead in a pool of blood at her house and her body was moved to Kenyatta University Memorial Funeral Home awaiting a postmortem examination.
“All we want is justice as a family since we know my sister was kind and loving. Why was she killed just days before she left the country?” the deceased’s brother Derrick Muchiri posed.
Police are in hot pursuit of the suspect whose whereabouts are unknown.