Missing human rights activist Caroline Mwatha found dead

Written By: Emily Kenik


The body of the missing Dandora human rights activist Caroline Mwatha who went missing on Wednesday last week has been discovered at the City Mortuary.

She is reported to have died at a clinic where she sought treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Her body is alleged to have been under a different name at the morgue.

The body of the activist was found at the City Mortuary after two key suspects who own a clinic provided clues.

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Police investigations indicated that Mwatha died at the clinic where she had gone to sought unspecified medical services before her body was taken to the mortuary.

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According to sources, the body was taken to the morgue and booked under a different name, but it is not yet clear when the body was booked.

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The mother of two was last seen on February 6 walking alone to her house.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is finalizing investigations on establishing how Mwatha met her death and who was involved.

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Human rights activists in the country led by Amnesty International Kenya had raised alarm due to the nature of her work, which is usually prone to threats.

Mwatha was the founder member and a caseworker with Dandora Community Social Justice Centre which has been documenting, lobbying and calling for police professionalism, public accountability and an end to extra judicial killings.


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