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Cleaners discover woman’s body in room at popular night spot in Machakos

Police have cordoned off the area as a crime scene/Courtesy

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a sex worker in Machakos town.

Machakos Divisional Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO) Rodah Kanyi confirmed the murder which occurred Wednesday night. She said the middle-aged woman met a client who is suspected to have later killed her.

“The throat was slit and it seems she was first raped then killed,” said the DCIO. ”

The deceased was found murdered in a lodging room at a popular night spot in Machakos town.

Eye witnesses and people who are familiar to the woman said she was seen the previous night drinking in the club with a man until about 4am.”

“She does this business, you know … and she is always with different men. Yesterday she was here with a man. That’s normal for her”, an employees of the club said.

Asked how they discovered the murder, two employees told police that is was during their routine cleaning when they saw blood seeping from under the door of the room.

The man who had checked in with the woman was nowhere to be found and his whereabouts are yet to be known.

Police have cordoned off the area as a crime scene.

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Kanyi says her officers have launched a manhunt.

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