DCI  full statement in regard to the death of activist Caroline Mwatha


On 8th of February 2019, a report of a missing person namely Caroline Mwatha Ochieng, wife to one Joshua Ochieng Oyucho was made at Dandora Police Station.

The said woman was lastly seen on 6th February by her relatives. DCI officers launched investigations and it was established that Caroline was in constant communication with one Alexander Gitau Gikonya who is known to be working in Isiolo County.

Further exploitation revealed communications relating to an intended abortion of a five-month old pregnancy between the said Caroline and Alexander.

It was further established that an unidentified doctor had demanded a fee ofKsh.7,000/= and after negotiations the cost was reduced to which was sent to the lady by Alexander.

On 6th February 2019, Caroline went to a clinic known as New Njiru Community Centre within Dandora Phase I. It is believed an abortion procedure was procured by the owner of the clinic namely Betty Akinyi Nyanya alias Betty Ramoya and one purported “Dr” Michael Onchiri alias Dr. Mike.

Investigators believe that Caroline died in the clinic and the body was transferred to the Nairobi City Mortuary on 7th February 2019 at 4.42a.m. This is confirmed by records at the City Mortuary although the deceased name was captured as Carol Mbeki under tag No.1495. Records also at the Mortuary indicate the body was brought by a motor vehicle KBP 677B,

Following these investigations, police have made six significant arrests.

  1. Betty Akinyi Nyanya alias Betty Ramoya
  2. Richard Ramoya Abudo (son to Betty)
  3. Georgia Achieng Tabitha
  4. Michael Onchiri alias Dr. Mike

5.Alexander Gitau Gikonya (boyfriend)

  1. Stephen Maina (Uber driver)

We appeal for patience as we continue with the investigations, We wish to condole with the family of the deceased and assure them that justice will be done in this matter. Any persons involved in any manner in this death will be brought to book.


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