Rita Waeni Muendo was a 20-year-old student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) who was brutally murdered in an Airbnb in Roysambu, Kenya.
Her tragic death has left her family and the nation in shock and mourning. The circumstances surrounding her death have been detailed by her family, who have shared their account of the events leading to her tragic ending.
According to her family, Rita left her aunt’s residence in Syokimau, Machakos county, to meet a friend. It has emerged that the killer, who was traveling using a Mozambican passport, used Rita’s phone to demand a ransom of Ksh 500,000 from her family, even after taking her life.
The family believes that their daughter was lured by her killer, who callously attempted to extort money even after taking her life.
Rita’s family has described her as an intelligent, smart girl who was also kind and caring. They have requested privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved daughter, emphasizing the need for time and space to come to terms with the horrifying reality of her senseless and tragic death.
The ongoing investigations into Rita’s murder have revealed the chilling details of the killer’s attempts to extort money from her family, even after her life had been brutally taken.
The killer consistently avoided direct phone calls and used Instagram to lure Rita to her death. The victim had reportedly declined previous meeting requests, but the suspect managed to convince her to do so by telling her of his plans to leave the country.
The devastating confirmation of Rita’s lifeless body in an Airbnb in Roysambu has left the family shattered. The killer’s demand for a ransom, even after Rita’s murder, has added to the family’s anguish.
The family, in a statement, has requested privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved daughter, emphasizing the need for time and space to come to terms with the horrifying reality of her senseless and tragic death.
Rita’s tragic and untimely death has sparked outrage and renewed calls for justice and accountability. The family’s courageous decision to share their account of the events leading to Rita’s murder has brought to the forefront the urgent need for greater measures to safeguard individuals, particularly young women, from the perils of cyberbullying and the dangers that lurk in the online world.
As the investigations into Rita’s murder continue, the family’s plea for privacy and their heart-rending statement serve as a poignant and powerful reminder of the devastating impact of cyberbullying and the urgent need for greater awareness and vigilance to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals in the online space.