The body of missing human rights activist Caroline Mwatha has been found in Nairobi’s City Mortuary.
Caroline’s body was booked at the morgue on 7th February, a day after she was reported missing.
This, however, contradicts earlier reports as the family said they had visited the mortuary but did not find the body.
- Caroline was a mother and a wife to Joshua Ochieng’. Her husband was working in Dubai at a time of her death.
- She largely spoke against and document extrajudicial killings in Nairobi slums especially Dandora , her residence.
- She went missing for six days before she was found dead
- At the time of her death, she was a founder member and case worker at the Dandora Community Social Justice Centre
- Before she went missing, Mwatha was handling two complaints of police harassment.
- She left behind a daughter aged 13 years old
- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had offered Sh300,000 reward for information on the missing activist.
- Before her missing was reported at Buruburu police station, She had been chatting with her husband on WhatsApp
- Mwatha was also documenting cases of enforced disappearance and police extrajudicial killings, including the cold blood murder of six Dandora residents in October last year.
- Her age though not immediately established, she was middle aged woman.