By Cyrus Ombati
The body of a university student kidnapped by people suspected to be her colleagues has been found in a coffee plantation in Kiambu.
The body of Ms Sarah Aruwa, a fourth year International Relations student at the United States International University ( USIU) was discovered in Githunguri on Sunday, a day after she went missing.
And after police dumped the body at the mortuary, they did not bother to take her fingerprints to compare them with those at the central registry to help the Flying Squad team that was looking for her.
“The trend by police of picking bodies and dumping them in mortuaries without taking action on them is bad and is affecting our credibility. It is not the first time,” said one senior officer who was angered by the revelations that the body had laid unidentified at the mortuary for a week.
Hellen, the girl’s mother, told journalists they identified the body on Saturday, a week after the incident.
Ms Aruwa, 24, was kidnapped as she walked from her residence in Roysambu by men who later used her phone to call her mother demanding Sh100,000 ransom.
“She is gone but my fears are for other students if the suspects are released from custody. Because it seems that is what they have been doing, they may continue hurting many more. Courts must look into the case carefully,” said the heart broken mother.
Hellen said they found a note the daughter left on the table saying she was going to visit her college mate who is one of those in custody.
Hellen explained how her daughter always wrote down notes on what she intended to do and using the contacts of the friend on the note, police were able to track him down as a suspect.