A student at Kenyatta University who went missing for days was found dead at her boyfriend’s house in Kahawa Wendani, Kiambu County.
Victoria Muthoni Theuri, a Public Policy and Administration student, was last seen on Christmas Day.
She had told her parents who live in neighboring Kahawa Sukari, Kiambu county that she had gone to visit her sister before leaving home.
But she did not return home as usual and her mobile phone was not reachable.
The parents called her sister to establish whether Victoria would be at her place or if she would return.
According to the police, her sister said she had not seen Victoria.
It was then the parents reported the incident at Kahawa Sukari Police Station.
Victoria had been having problems with her parents but she had never gone missing before.
She had apparently gotten pregnant to a man her parents did not know and worse she was still in school.
Police say they have established she usually spent time at her boyfriend’s apartment at Alvo House before going home after school.
And while her family was looking for her, the residents of Alvo House started noticing some foul smell from one of the apartments, which was locked.
“The man who lives there was not around and we found it odd that there was a bad smell coming out of the house.,” said a neighbor.
Police went to the house on Thursday, December 29 and broke the door with the help of welders and Victoria’s body in the sitting room with no visible injuries.
Police suspect, she died at least three days earlier.
Victoria’s boyfriend, who had gone to his rural home, was immediately traced and arrested.
He was taken to the Ruiru sub-county Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters for questioning.
The boyfriend told the police that he left Victoria at his house on Christmas Day and traveled to his parent’s home.
Police are now seeking to establish how the university student met her death.
An autopsy is planned on the body to establish how she died as part of the probe.