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Mystery as woman, 73 and daughter 47, found dead in their house : The Standard

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Mystery surrounds the macabre murder of a 73-year-old woman and her 47-year-old daughter whose bodies were found lying in separate bedrooms in Nairobi’s South B estate.

Mrs Judy Wanjiku Mwai, 73 and her daughter Catherine Nyaguthi Mwai, 47 were the only occupants of their house when the incident happened on Sunday within Golden Gate court.
Their bodies were discovered on Monday evening by a relative who had gone to visit them.
According to police and neighbours, the two were last seen on Sunday afternoon when they were dropped by a black four-wheel-drive car.
Mrs Mwai is a retiree of treasury while her daughter retired from a local bank. When the relative arrived at the home, she did not get a response and was forced her to check the bedrooms upstairs where she stumbled on the bodies.
She then called the police who arrived at the scene and established that the elderly woman had been strangled using a sisal rope. Her body was lying on the bed with the rope around her neck and tied on the bed stand. According to preliminary findings, blood was oozing from her mouth.
The body of Nyaguthi was found on the floor of her bedroom and had injuries on her neck indicating strangulation. Neighbours said the two were the only occupants of the house at the time of the incident.
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Their neighbours were not present at the time the incident happened.
Police said there were signs of struggle in the house which indicated more than two people were involved in the incident. Nothing was stolen from the house as electronics including the victims’ mobile phones were found on them.
Senior police officers visited and processed the scene of the crime before moving the bodies to the mortuary. Nairobi Police boss Philip Ndolo said no arrest had been made. He added they had not established the motive of the killings.
“This seems to be murder but experts are on the ground are looking for leads. We are yet to know the motive,” he said.

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