The case of Leah Njeri, an 82-year-old retired teacher and businesswoman who was discovered deceased at her residence in Thika after nine months, has taken a new turn as the police have initiated an investigation into a possible murder scenario.
Njeri’s body, in an advanced state of decomposition, was found within her Thika home. Disturbingly, both her dog and chickens were also found deceased.
Law enforcement has requested the presence of Njeri’s granddaughter for interrogation in connection to the ongoing investigation.
Previously, the granddaughter had shared a video on social media that depicted the vandalized condition of Njeri’s house.
Police officers with knowledge about the investigations told the media that the house could have been ransacked because of the nature of the vandalism.
“If you analyse the whole situation and put into context her age and what we found there, the over 20 chickens and her dogs dead and decomposed, you can rightly say whoever did this planned to kill her,” officers told Nation adding that they suspect the woman could have been poisoned.
The apparent lack of contact from immediate family members, particularly her son who lived in proximity, despite Njeri’s advanced age has raised concerns among many Kenyans.
Her son, who is a pilot and regularly sent Sh20,000 in monthly support, remained unaware of any irregularities due to his arrangement with the bank to automatically transfer funds each month to her mobile phone.
Another question that has been lingering is whether the funds were withdrawn from Njeri’s mobile money wallet or if they remain untouched.