A 26-year-old Kenyan socialite has met a tragic end, being murdered at a short outlet accommodation in Nairobi

A 26-year-old Kenyan socialite has met a tragic end, being murdered at a short outlet accommodation in Nairobi

Tragic Murder of Kenyan Socialite Starlet Wahu

A shocking incident unfolded in South B, Nairobi County, Kenya, as 26-year-old Kenyan socialite Starlet Wahu met a brutal end at a short term home rent.

The unfortunate incident occurred on the morning of January 4, 2024.

Victim’s Background and Discovery

Starlet Wahu, the younger sister of controversial preacher Victor Kanyari, was discovered lifeless in the apartment.

The victim had arrived at Papino Apartments the evening before in the company of 34-year-old John Matara, with whom she had rented a room.

Disturbing Surveillance Footage

Video surveillance from the apartment captured the victim and Matara entering the building, disembarking on the fourth floor, and proceeding to their rented room.

The eerie footage became crucial evidence as authorities later investigated the crime scene.

Grim Discovery and Alarming Circumstances

The grim discovery of Wahu’s lifeless body, lying in a pool of blood inside the apartment, was made by the Airbnb’s owner, Florence Ngina.

Matara, having left the premises hastily with blood-stained clothes, raised suspicions, leading Ngina to report the situation to the police.

Police Intervention and Scene Examination

Ngina, armed with a spare key, gained access to the apartment, where she found Wahu’s body in the living room.

The disarrayed and chaotic scene prompted her to alert the South B police station, initiating the involvement of police and DCI officers.

Signs of Struggle and Cause of Death

Reports from the police indicated signs of a struggle between Wahu and her assailant.

Wahu had reportedly been stabbed in the head and right thigh, ultimately succumbing to excessive bleeding.

Police further revealed disturbing details about the suspect cutting a vein connected to the heart, accelerating her demise.

Gruesome Scene and Additional Findings

The investigation uncovered disturbing elements at the crime scene, including HIV testing kits, used condoms, bhang, a bottle of alcohol, and a blood-stained kitchen knife believed to be the murder weapon.

Wahu’s body was subsequently moved to City Mortuary.

Arrest and Subsequent Developments

As the investigation progressed, police tracked down Matara to Mbagathi County Hospital, where he was receiving treatment for a stab wound.

Matara, accompanied by a friend, was arrested and detained for questioning after being discharged.

Ongoing Investigations and Conclusion

The investigation into this tragic incident continues, with authorities working to unravel the motives and circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of Kenyan socialite Starlet Wahu.

The shocking event has left the community in shock, and details are still emerging as the case progresses.

Statement from Airbnb spokesperson:

“We are deeply saddened to learn of this shocking event, but it is important to make clear that this is not connected to Airbnb in any way. The property in question did not have a reservation booked on Airbnb for the dates reported, and we do not have an account registered to the name of the accused. Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones during this unimaginably difficult time.”

Further background:

Airbnb is often used as a catch-all term to describe an entire industry, and the property is listed on other platforms such as Booking.com.

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