Photo Above Eva Achieng Ayiera, 40, was found on Monday morning in her bedroom in Kileleshwa by her house help.
In a trend which has become too familiar in Nairobi, a human rights lawyer was found dead in her house in Kileleshwa under very suspicious circumstances, with her seven-month-old baby lying beside the body.
The body of Eva Achieng Ayiera, 40, was found on Monday morning in her bedroom in Kileleshwa by her house help.
A caretaker of the apartment building said Ayiera returned on Saturday morning from a foreign trip and that it was not clear how long she had been dead.
She lived with the house help but had given her a few days off upon her return from Sierra Leone.
David Waweru, the caretaker, said Ayiera had been away for a week.
“She had left the baby with the house help, who has been taking care of her. I saw her on Saturday when she was dropped here by her brother,” said Waweru.
He said Ayiera allowed the house help to take some days off and she was to return on Monday.
He added that the lawyer stayed indoors until around 5pm on Saturday, when walked out of the compound with the baby and returned.
Lawyer stayed indoors
“She was a nice girl who greeted everyone she came across. You would know she has arrived in the compound because of the loud gospel music she played in her car,” said Waweru, adding that she did not leave the house on Sunday.
Another worker who usually cleans Ayiera’s vehicle went to her house on Monday morning as usual to collect the car keys.
“I rang the bell, knocked, and even called her mobile phone in vain. There was no response. I peeped through the keyhole and realised she must have been inside because the key was in the keyhole and we had not seen her get out,” said the worker.
When the house help arrived, the caretaker informed her that they could not raise her employer.
The house help knew how to open the door through a hole. When the door was opened, the house was silent and the rooms in darkness.
According to Waweru, the house help rushed to the bedroom to check on her employer but found her dead. She found the baby tired and suckling her fingers.
Kilimani OCPD Joseph Muthee said the cause of death had yet to be established.
Several suspicious Deaths.
Last week in similar lines, Former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye who conspired to defraud the Kenya government in conspiracy with Anne Waiguru was on Wednesday evening found dead in her apartment in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. (Same neighborhood).
Neighbours said they heard screams and when they rushed to check they found her on the floor with foam on the mouth.
Sources told the press that the deceased was fired by the board on Friday September 29, 2017.
Police have launched investigations into the incident. She was a mother of one.
Before her dismissal she was suspended from the board pending investigations into the loss of Sh180M at the fund. This blog previously covered her story here and the role Anne Waiguru (President Uhuru Kenyatta’s girlfriend) engaged in an elaborate scheme to defraud kenya government of millions of dollars in Nairobi was currently underway at that time almost 2 years ago.
Prosecutors said that between November 17, 2014 and May 4, 2015 in Nairobi, the suspects conspired to defraud the public through “unlawful payment of Sh180,364,789 from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund to Quorandum Limited for services not rendered.”
Others accused of the scheme was Ms Namuye and Mr Odhiambo who were accused of receiving Sh4.5 million and Sh1.8 million in kickbacks from Quorandum that prosecutors said “they had reasons to believe was corruptly acquired from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.”
Anne Waiguru has since been elected as a Governor of Kirinyaga county in a fraudulent scheme with suspicious 54% which saw her boy friend (President Uhuru Kenyatta) get elected with the same fraudulent 54% as well during August 8th, 2017.
The Kenya Supreme court declared Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the presidential election invalid due to illegalities and irregularities and ordered a new vote to be held within 60 days.
The decision to nullify the result, a first in Kenya, sets up a new race for the presidency between Kenyatta and the veteran opposition leader enigma Raila Odinga. Analysts said it marked a watershed in the east African nation and set a unique precedent for the continent.
The death of Catherine Namuye appears to be a political assassination in every sense of the word which is meant to get rid of critical witness in case of a probe by the next government.