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Shock as body of prison wardress found on bed

Grief  engulfed Murang’a GK Prisons fraternity after the body of one of their  officers  was found in her house.

The  24-year old female officer, Pauline  Wangari  was last  seen on Monday, when she was on duty, only for her body to be  found on Wednesday in her rental house at Kiharu estate in Murang’a town.

Colleagues  who started searching for her after she failed to report to work found her body with stab wounds on her bed.

The  Murang’a County Police Commander (CPC), Josphat  Kinyua said when police officers visited her house located few  metres from the prison, they found the door opened and the body lying on bed.

The body had two stab wounds at the back, another one on the shoulders and also a head injury inflicted with a blunt object.

“We believe the  wardress  was killed on Monday night as the body had started to decompose,” Kinyua  told KNA  today.

The  Officer in charge of Murang’a Prison, Peter Kambo observed that the deceased had worked in the prison for two  and half  years having been posted after training.

He  said the death was a big shock to them, adding that the matter is being handled by criminal investigation officers to  establish the truth.

“She  was young and committed to her duties. We are following due process to inform her family members even as

investigations continue,” he added.

“The  incident is shocking and as residents we fear for our lives. We request police to beef up security within Kiharu and other parts of Murang’a town,” said one of the residents who sought anonymity.

The police boss said investigations have been launched, saying detectives will start by interrogating her friends as they seek to arrest the culprit (s). The body was moved to Murang’a county referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.

By  Bernard  Munyao

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