Teen Worker Tortured to Death in Saudi Arabia Had Age Forged to Allow Travel

Kenyan Woman Beatrice Waruguru Was Tortured to Death In Saudi Arabia

Beatrice Waruguru the woman who died in Saudi Arabia left the country at the tender age of 19, in search of greener pastures without informing her family.

Her remains arrived on Wednesday, months after her demise.

The deceased is reported to have left the country after sitting her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) exam without informing her family.

Kenyan Woman Beatrice Waruguru Was Tortured to Death In Saudi Arabia. [COURTESY]

Her mother learnt of her daughters plight, after she started looking for her to sign her bursary form for her studies at Kenyatta University

“An agent forged her age to read 21 years to enable her travel, yet she was 19. She had done well in her KCSE exams, but was discovered to have left the country when her mother started looking for her to sign her bursary form for her studies at Kenyatta University,” Ms Faith Murunga, a secretary at Kudheiha, told the Nation.

Ms Wanjiru found a way to communicate with her daughter who informed her and her friends that she was being tortured.

She was advised by the family to seek help at the nearest police station or mosque, but lost touch with her around May last year.

In September, reports revealed Waruguru had died, but her agent insisted that she was alive.

“The reports were that she died in May, yet her agent kept lying to her mother that she was alive and well,” recalled Ms Murunga.

Waruguru’s body wrapped in a cloth with torture marks, was received by the family at JKIA.

Autopsy done in Saudi Arabia, showed she suffered trauma on her head and that she had some incisions on both sides of her neck, her forehead was swollen too.

It further showed that her hands and legs bore isolated abrasions, which could be generally traumatic. There were also friction injuries.

The post-mortem report said she had a blood spill in the scalp that may have occurred as a result of being hit with a solid object of any kind.

“Histological examination showed that the neck muscles, carotid arteries and thyroid gland were free of laceration or hemorrhages. Toxic examination turned negative. Based on the foregoing, the cause of death is pressure on the neck with a cord,” the report read in part.

The family said the body bore marks of torture, with the eyes gouged out.

A local post-mortem showed she had been starved and dehydrated.

Waruguru will be buried in Embu on Saturday.


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