Tragedy strikes Kenyatta University as missing student is found dead in boyfriend’s apartment
Kenyatta University is in mourning after the body of Victoria Muthoni Theuri, a Public Policy and Administration student, was found in her boyfriend’s apartment in Kahawa Wendani, Kiambu County, on December 31, 2022.
Theuri was last seen on Christmas Day when she told her parents she was visiting her sister. When she didn’t return home that evening and her phone was turned off, her parents reported the incident to the police.
According to neighbors, a foul smell emanating from the locked apartment led to the discovery of Theuri’s body.
“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,” said one neighbor.
The caretaker immediately alerted the police, who broke down the door and found Theuri’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.
Theuri’s boyfriend, who had traveled to his rural home, was traced and arrested.
He told the police that he left Theuri in his house on Christmas Day and traveled to his parent’s home.
The police are now seeking to determine the cause of Theuri’s death.
Theuri’s parents are understandably devastated by the loss of their daughter.
“We are just heartbroken,” said Theuri’s mother.
“We had no idea that she was in any danger. We just want justice for our beloved Victoria.”
Police are investigating the matter to determine Theuri’s movements and the actual cause of her death.