Police in Kenya have recovered a head believed to be that of a 20-year-old student who was murdered and dismembered in the capital, Nairobi, earlier this month.
The mutilated remains of Rita Waeni were discovered disposed in trash bags at a short-term rental apartment on 14 January, but her head, along with her phone and other personal items, were missing.
Police are yet to confirm whether the head, which was recovered in Kiambaa Dam, nearly nine miles away from the murder scene, is Ms Waeni’s.
Police also retrieved Ms Waeni’s phone and some of her other missing items from the dam.
Waeni’s killing continues to shock Kenyans, particularly because of the brutality with which it was done.
Waeni’s family said last week that the killer demanded a ransom of 500,000 Kenyan shillings to release her, even after he had killed her and a suspect is in custody over her killing.