Caroline Mwatha was murdered. Police have presented their version of what transpired and identified the murder suspects, yet many questions still beg for an answer.
We don’t know how she ended up in the clinic, for example. Did she walk there by herself? Was she threatened, or coerced to go to that clinic? To date, her phone is still missing.
Caroline Mwatha Biography: A Vocal Human Rights Defender
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A human rights defender, Caroline Mwatha, spoke for the voiceless. The very ones on the receiving end of police violations. At her young age her work profile had changed the lives of many women and youth in Dandora, Kenya.
As a founding member of Dandora Social Justice, she defended the rights of young people who were subjected to constant police harassment, arbitrary arrests, extortion, trumped-up charges and even extra-judicial killings.MARTHA KARUA says CAROLINE MWATHA was killed by police – She was forced to procure an abortion by police and then sell it as the cause. Click To Tweet
It is not lost on us that the people who celebrated Caroline’s death are the police hit squad, nicknamed “Hessy”.
Hessy isn’t an individual, but a bunch of sadistic police officers who routinely execute suspects in Eastlands every other day.
Caroline Mwatha did not procure an abortion, activist – Florence Kanyua (Activist)Florence Kanywa: I don't buy reports that activist Caroline Mwatha died after willingly conducting an abortion. I'm planing to seek services of a foreign pathologist to carry another postmortem. Click To Tweet
After Caroline’s body was found, they did a long post on Facebook. In October 2018, Kenya Police executed 11 people in Dandora and in November, more young people were shot dead.
Since December, however, not a single person has been executed by police in Dandora. This is no miracle. It’s as a direct result of Caroline Mwatha’s, and the Dandora Social Justice Team’s, tireless unselfish efforts in exposing extra-judicial killings.
Catholic Church refused to conduct requiem for activist Caroline MwathaWhy do you think the Catholic Church refused to conduct requiem for activist Caroline Mwatha? Click To Tweet
When Jacob Juma was murdered in May of 2016, police said he was last seen with a woman. When IEBC Commissioner, Chris Msando was assassinated in July 2017, they killed the young woman he was allegedly last seen with, in a bid to malign his reputation. Her name was Carol Ngumbu. She was barely 21.
Kenya is a very pretentious country. The moment an ordinary person is seen with someone they’re not married to, or found to have committed an error of judgment, we are so quick to believe whatever lies the police or politicians feed us.
Missing Kenyan activist Caroline Mwatha found deadWe know politicians who beat their wives, have sired children in every village, steal, rape, kill, yet they will never be executed in cold blood by police nor will the contents of their text messages be shared with the public. Click To Tweet
But if you’re rich and influential, politicians will host you, churches will roll out the red carpet for you to speak from the pulpit and media will extol your virtues as though you were a saint.
We know of politicians who beat their wives, have sired children in every village, steal, rape and kill, yet they will never be executed in cold blood by the police, nor will the police ever share contents of their text messages with the public.
The police didn’t give us Mutula Kilonzo’s sordid sexual history when he died in his Maanzoni ranch. I haven’t seen the same effort being used to discredit Caroline Mwatha, applied in corruption cases. It’s only used in murder cover-ups, like Msando’s and Juma’s.
Sharon Otieno was allegedly killed by Governor Obado
When Sharon Otieno was allegedly killed by Governor Obado her past sexual relations were brought up. In matters abortion, most private hospitals in Kenya offer walk-in abortions but more than 2,600 poor women and girls die every year due to unsafe abortions – a staggering seven lives per day. It’s the poor who die for things the rich access easily every day.When Sharon Otieno was allegedly killed by Governor Obado her past sexual relations were brought up. Most private hospitals in Kenya offer walk-in abortions but more than 2,600 poor women and girls die every year due to unsafe… Click To Tweet
If someone dies in your house, or car, the mortuary cannot receive the body without a police occurrence book (OB) report. I once picked a hit-and-run victim and rushed him to the hospital. Unfortunately, he died on the way. I was forced to go to the police to report his death and get an OB number, before the mortuary would accept his body.
This we know for sure, Caroline did not kill herself. She was murdered. Her killers checked her body into the city mortuary, like one would a library book. How callous? When did life become so cheap? Why were they allowed to book the body without an OB number?
Robert Ouko was murdered, but the police claimed he committed suicideRobert Ouko was murdered but police claimed he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, pouring petrol on his body and setting himself on fire. Mysteriously, anyone involved in the Ouko case died shortly thereafter. Click To Tweet
‘In the thickets by the Jordan’ Dr Robert, Kenya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs went missing from his Koru farmhouse in the early hours of Tuesday 13th February 1990. Although his body was initially found by a local herdsboy the authorities were not informed.
Ouko’s body was only officially found 2.8km from his Koru farm home three days later after a police search. He had been shot once in the head, his right ankle broken and his body doused with diesel and set on fire. President Moi called in a team from New Scotland Yard to investigate, led by Detective Superintendent John Troon accompanied by Dr Ian West, a renowned pathologist. Troon and West concluded Ouko had been murdered, shot where his body was found on the morning he disappeared.
Troon saw possible motives in the Washington trip and Kisumu Molasses Plant corruption. Troon’s ‘Final report’ was the basis for later allegations. But did Troon get it right? Based on thousands of pages of testimony, previously unpublished ‘secret’ and ‘confidential’ diplomatic telexes, and 100 interviews with many of the people involved, this groundbreaking documentary goes further than ever before in to the mysterious murder of Dr Robert Ouko. You may think you know this story but do you know the truth?In the thickets by the Jordan – Dr Robert Ouko Murder
Robert Ouko was murdered, but the police claimed he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, pouring petrol on his body and setting himself on fire. Mysteriously, anyone who was involved in the Ouko case died shortly thereafter.
A parliamentary report prepared in 2005 stated that former Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko was killed at State House, Nakuru. It further reported that he was murdered in cold blood, his body mutilated in the presence of Nicholas Biwott and President Moi (some reports even suggest that he pulled the trigger). His body was then dumped near his Koru home.Robert Ouko was murdered but police claimed he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, pouring petrol on his body and setting himself on fire. Mysteriously, anyone involved in the Ouko case died shortly thereafter. Click To Tweet
Father John Kaiser, outspoken government critic found dead:Fr Francis Mwangi, who worked with the late Fr Kaiser, recounted the difficult moment the late priest endured before he was eventually found murdered. Click To Tweet
Who killed Father John Kaiser? A question the Catholic Church is still grappling with 16 years after the death of the American priest & says current + previous governments have shown no interest in finding the killers. Click To Tweet
Fr John Kaiser was discovered dead on a busy highway in Naivasha on August 24, 2000.
Bishop Korir cited the recent killings of lawyer Willy Kimani, his client and taxi driver as some of the deaths that were of great concern.
The bishop said successive governments had been reluctant to address the Killing of Fr Kaiser.
Fr Francis Mwangi, who worked with the late Fr Kaiser, recounted the difficult moment the late priest endured before he was eventually found murdered.
Who killed Father John Kaiser? A question the Catholic Church is still grappling with 16 years after the death of the American priest. The church says the current and previous governments have shown no interest in finding the killers of the priest.
Father Kaiser’s body was found at MO-RE-ND-AT in Nakuru County and to date it is believed that his active involvement in the advocating for the rights of internally displaced persons after the 1992 post election violence might have led to his death. Brygettes Ngana was at the memorial mass and filed this report.MACHARIA MWANGI for Daily Nation
When outspoken government critic, Father Kaiser, was found dead on that cold August morning in 2000, it was reported that police claimed he was shot in a “gangland style execution.” The story would later change when the Kenya Police and FBI colluded to concoct a story claiming that the catholic priest committed suicide.
They claimed that he shot himself in the head with a shotgun and walked to an Acacia tree where he lay down his own body. The United States Congress passed a joint resolution calling Fr. Kaiser’s death “an assassination”, but the rapist, warmonger, who orchestrated his murder, became our ambassador to China and went on to run for governor.
Kenyan activists have a running joke, if we are killed, who among our friends will be used as collateral? Kenyan activists, at any given time, must tell a comrade(s) where they are. We don’t fake disappearance. We don’t cry wolf. A comrade, a friend, a relative must know where you are and with whom. It helps for easier tracking in the event that you suddenly go missing.You can not kill the truth – Call by Catholic Church for Police to end Extra Judicial killings in response to Fr John Kaiser's murder. Click To Tweet
When Caroline’s disappearance was reported, the police went silent only to later release a “very comprehensive” statement about the events leading to her death. This can only imply the police were on her trail, they knew her body was lying on a cold slab in a morgue, but they waited for the body to be discovered in order for them to release that statement.
Here’s a message for the Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, whom I consider an acquaintance, “In this case, you made grave mistakes. You allowed Caroline Mwatha’s body, her medical history and her pregnancy to be used against her.”
I don’t know the exact circumstances of Caroline’s death, but I am certain she was murdered. Today, I shall go to Uhuru Park to celebrate her life. Her memorial service will be held at Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park, from 3pm.
I shall not stand on the sidelines and watch helplessly for a one-page police press statement to be used to define Caroline Mwatha, a human being, a human rights defender, a lover, daughter, sister, wife. Her death took minutes, maybe hours, but she lived 38 full years, she loved, she fought fearlessly, and she exited this stage we call life as a hero. Go forth comrade. Rest in Power. The struggle continues….
Here’s a link to the original post by Boniface Mwangi: Caroline Mwatha: How they get away with Murder
It is an honest, emotional and critical perspective on the current state of Kenya in relation to Radicalisation of Youth and Terrorism. Click here to open the article in a new tab.
How Caroline Mwatha’s disappearance and murder was unveiled – The Flip
The DCI report.
According to The Flip a call for Caroline’s search was echoed by other human rights groups including Amnesty International.
To a the surprise of many. The DCI officers released a statement, reporting that she had died while undergoing an abortion process.
The officer’s reports shows that a botched abortion of a five months pregnancy. Belonging to her boyfriend. Since her husband is an expat in Dubai.
Postmortem: Caroline Mwatha died from excess bleeding due to botched abortion
However, the reports have been rubbished by the public, the media and even Caroline Mwatha’s family.
Calling for further investigations and a private pathologist to be present during the autopsy. Which has been pushed until 14 more days. To allow the investigators more time to carry out their investigations.
Revealed: What killed Caroline Mwatha
As the investigations continues more and more dirt on Carol Mwatha’s life continue to come to light. It has emerged that the human rights activist had a boyfriend by the named Alex from Dandora. Whom according to her phone messages. She had frequent communication with.
So far 6 people including Alex the boyfriend. Whom is believed to have facilitated the abortion by sending 6,000 Ksh to the ‘doctor’. Have been arrested in connection with the death.
Hessy wa Dandora speaks…Hessy a Dandora, distance police from Caroline Mwatha's murder saying they only 'eliminate' armed robbers from the area and not unarmed civilians. Click To Tweet
Hessy wa Dandora has come out in the open guns blazing to deny the involvement of any police officer based in Eastlands in the murder and consequent dumping of Caroline Mwatha Ochieng at City Mortuary.
Hessy wa Dandora, in a Facebook post, castigated the media for trying to suggest that the police had murdered the lady due to her outspoken nature against police killings or what is popularly known as extrajudicial killings.
According to Hessy wa Dandora, the mysterious cop notorious for extra judicial killings in Dandora. Has come out to assert that Caroline Mwatha’s death, was not an extra judicial.
The police officer who operates under a code name also sought to assure the public that they only eliminate armed robbers from the area and not unarmed civilians.Despite the DCI reports Caroline Mwatha’s family is convinced that the botched abortion story has a motive to conceal the ‘truth’. Click To Tweet
Here is Hessy wa Dandora’s account on the Caroline Mwatha mystery:
Lets finalize this issue coz i can see some media houses have started asking funny questions like, who killed her blah, blah..and obviously all fingers will point police department: I want to put things straight here that no police officer is responsible for her death. Caroh was a married woman to a man working in Dubai but was 5 months pregnant for another man well known as Alex from Dandora.
She decided to seek intervention from local doctors within Eastlands of Nairobi with the motive of conducting an abortion to save her marriage. She made the 1st attempt but was not successful, the second one again not successful: the third (3rd) attempt was conducted within Dandora phs 4 at a certain local clinic which caused serious damage and hence excessive bleeding that resulted to death: that was on 7th February, 2019.
Obviously, they had no option than to visit City mortuary. At the morgue, its believed they booked her in using different names and convinced the mortuary attendants that she died naturally. So far, Alex, one doctor plus two other local pharmacists are in custody. Am sure someone will ask why Alex was arrested, he was arrested coz he’s the one responsible in facilitating the whole process.
I want to say this, that media houses plus other social platforms should stop broadcasting fake and defamatory information to tarnish the image of the police: next time before u start pointing fingers at the police, think twice: do your research properly before making any move to accuse the police. We dont jst kill innocent people, we normally eliminate armed gangsters to secure a safe environment for all us.
Blackest Widow, Saigon Purnisher, Maliza Crime Mtaani, Ustadh Juma, Mtetezi Wa Polisi, Baba Mateli, Baba Otongoro, Mpenda Amani, Ek Masai, Eden Blacksir, Macalf Sinji, Crime Ditector, Dennis Otengo, #Teambuilding and all #Men_and_women_in_uniform take note of this. No police officer is involved in this $#!t, we are as white as snow so God help us.Hessy wa Dandora
Despite the DCI reports Caroline Mwatha’s family is convinced that the botched abortion story has a motive to conceal the ‘truth’
List of Women murdered mysteriously in Kenya:
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In conclusion, in many of the recent deaths that has occurred. The DCI has not once given misleading reports on the cause of the deaths. And even in pursuing the suspects in the respective cases.
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