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10 Facts About Caroline Mwatha- Activist Found Dead In City Mortuary



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.

  1. Caroline was a mother and a wife to Joshua Ochieng’. Her husband was working in Dubai at a time of her death.

  2. She largely spoke against and document extrajudicial killings in Nairobi slums especially Dandora , her residence.
  3. She went missing for six days before she was found dead
  4. At the time of her death, she was a founder member and case worker at the Dandora Community Social Justice Centre
  5.  Before she went missing, Mwatha was handling two complaints of police harassment.
  6. She left behind a daughter aged 13 years old
  7. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko had offered Sh300,000 reward for information on the missing activist.
  8. Before her missing was reported at Buruburu police station, She had been chatting with her husband on WhatsApp
  9. 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.
  10. Her age though not immediately established, she was middle aged woman.

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