Murder charges for man involved in fatal botched abortion
A man is facing murder charges in connection with the death of his wife, who died as a result of a botched abortion.
The man, who has been identified as Richard Onyango, is accused of assisting in the procurement of the abortion and is facing charges alongside two suspected quack doctors who conducted the failed operation.
The investigation into the woman’s death began on New Year’s Eve when the body of a middle-aged woman was found wrapped in a white bedsheet and dumped in a stormwater tunnel near a Shell petrol station along Outering Road.
Initial findings by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) suggested that the woman may have been murdered elsewhere and her body dumped at the scene.
Two days later, detectives received information that the body had been disposed of following a botched abortion carried out by a suspect identified as Richard Orambo, who runs the Watergate Medical Centre in Mathare Area 1.
Orambo is alleged to have consulted with another rogue doctor, Francis Messo, who runs the Busanzi Health Clinic in Dandora Phase 4, in an attempt to procure the abortion.
When the patient developed complications, they reportedly attempted to take her to another backstreet clinic in Kiambu, but she died en route.
In an effort to cover their tracks, the trio is accused of dumping the woman’s body in the storm water tunnel.
Onyango, Orambo, and Messo have all been arrested and are being held in custody as they await charges of murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code.
The investigation is ongoing.