How family learnt of Monica Kimani's murder

How family learnt of Monica Kimani's murder

The family of Monica Kimani who was murdered in her Kilimani apartment Nairobi on Wednesday night has broken its silence on the matter. Her brother George Kimani said the family went to the scene of the murder after making many calls to his sister on Thursday morning without no answer.

George said he knows the murder suspect, having gone to school with him at Kenyatta University in 2012. He said they lost track after completing university, but later reunited because the suspect was a friend to his sister. George said at one time the suspect wanted to have a relationship with Monica but she declined because "he was not her type".

He said his sister and the suspect remained mutual friends, and there was no indication of an intimate relationship.  George said on the fateful morning, Monica was to meet the family after landing from South Sudan where she was taking care of their family business Millipaul General Trading. The family became concerned when she did not answer their calls.

Their mother Millicent requested George to go to her apartment and check on her. George went with a relative. When they arrived, they spoke to two security officials and the caretaker of the apartments who allowed them in.

They knocked on the door several times, but there was no response. George said they got permission from the landlord to break into the apartment. Monica's body was discovered in the bathtub. Her hands and legs were tied with a white cable. The deceased's phone was besides her body. George said there was a knife near Monica's body which had a wound on the throat.  

He said she did not have clothes except her underwear which was torn on one side. Monica had returned to country less than three months ago. George suspects that since must have reconnected with the suspect recently through social media. Their father Paul Ngarama said Monica has been living in South Sudan for about seven years. He described her as a hardworking and successful woman, who recently bought a car a car for her mum. She said she worked really hard to take care of her family.

Ngarama said she was planning to celebrate her 29th birthday on October 10 and had invited family and friends.

The mothersaid her daughter had a boyfriend only identified as Mohammed who is expected in the country to attend her burial