Pregnant woman murdered, body dumped by roadside in Mwiki

A body of a pregnant woman was found by the roadside in Mwiki area, Nairobi.

Police said they are investigating the incident in which the woman, said to be seven months pregnant, was killed by unknown people and her body dumped by the roadside. It is believed she was killed Sunday night.

The woman's naked body which was found with an injury on the face and neck was later moved to the mortuary.

Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo said they are yet to identify her and to establish the motive behind her killing. He added that efforts to do so and get the killers were underway.

Police said the woman could be about 32 years old and was killed at the scene where the body was found.

Meanwhile, two suspected thugs were on Monday shot dead in a shootout with police in Kayole after a botched robbery incident.

Police said two others managed to escape in the drama that broke out after a long chase.

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The incident happened when a motorcycle rider informed the police that there were four men who were terrorizing locals in Masimba area. This prompted the chase which ended up in Soweto slums with two fatalities. No police officer was injured and one of them said he was saved by a bullet proof vest he had.

 Six mobile phones, cash and other valuables were recovered from the men while the hunt on the other two is ongoing. The bodies were taken to the mortuary.

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