The body of a Kenyan woman who was found dead in Osbourne Park, Western Australia on May 29th is set to be flown to Kenya for burial
On Saturday, the Kenyan community in Australia raised AUD35,000 (about Sh2.5 million) to help the remains of Nancy Jelagat Cheruiyot airlifted to Kenya.
Ms. Jelagat was found dead in a top-floor unit in Osbourne Park, days after her family reported her missing. Her body had injuries.
Until her death, Ms. Cheruiyot was working as a personal carer for Regis Aged Care in Nedlands.
She had been working there since she moved to Perth from Kenya two years ago, and had been studying bio-medicine.
Her family filed a report with police after she missed a planned flight to the United States, where she was set to meet her sister.
Gabriel Lagat, a family spokesperson, said that Ms. Cheruiyot’s body will arrive in Kenya on June 16th ahead of burial in Chepkanga, Uasin Gishu County on June 19th.
“Yes, I can confirm that the Kenyan Community in Australia has raised AUD 35,000 while here in Kenya we have managed to raise Sh800,000 which is enough to bring Nancy home,” said Lagat.
Last week, WA police impounded two cars linked to the death of the Kenyan woman.
The two vehicles; a blue Hyundai Getz Hatchback with the registration number 1CMR900, and a Mitsubishi Coupe with the registration number 1BJP872 were found dumped at a car wrecking business in Welshpool.
The cars are linked to the same address where the body of Jelagat was discovered by police officers during a welfare check.
Police said the two cars went missing from the Main Street unit they were registered to, and were, therefore, of major interest to the investigation.
CCTV footage obtained by Nine News Perth showed a male driver dropping the Hyundai Getz off at about midday on June 30th before dropping the Mitsubishi Coupe four hours later.