Police in Karagita Estate, Naivasha on Thursday evening recovered the body of a woman who went missing on New Year's Day. 

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The body of the woman identified as Nancy Wangui was retrieved from a shallow grave a few meters off the Moi South Lake Road.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru who confirmed the incident said no arrests have been made so far but they have launched investigations into the incident.

The woman, who was a flower farm worker was reported missing on January 1, 2020, after leaving her house at around 4.30 am to report to work.

The police and members of the public exhumed the body which was missing a leg and an eye.

OCPD Waweru said they are treating the incident as a murder case adding that the body has been taken to the mortuary to establish the cause of death.

“A report was made over a missing woman a week ago and the body has been found. Our officers are following it up,” Waweru told the Standard.

The brother to the deceased, Anthony Mburu, said he was worried when his sister failed to return home in the evening.

Mburu said he went to her workplace but was told that Wangui did not report to work so he reported the matter to the police.

He said a search for his missing sister was launched and the family was in shock when her body was found buried in a shallow grave on Thursday.

“We sensed something was wrong and reported the matter to the police as we mounted a fruitless search for her,” he said.

The younger brother, Stephen Mburu, called for the arrest and prosecution of those behind the killing of their sister. Mburu added that the family searched for Wangui at the hospital and police stations before she was found dead.

“It’s painful that my sister had to die like this. We hope those responsible will be arrested,” Mburu said.