Pregnant Kenyan Lady Found Dead In Stockholm
A 35 year old Kenyan lady who was six months pregnant has been found dead in Ekero area, south of Stockholm. According to police, the lady’s body was found floating on water near Lilehovs bridge by a private person who alerted police. The lady had been listed by police as “missing” for the last one year.
A young Swedish man has been arrested and is helping police with investigations. Police is holding the identity of the lady until the next of keen are informed. She was identified through finger printing.
According to information obtained by Kenya-Stockholm blog, the lady, who hails from Ukambani in Kenya, was “very secretive” while she did not have a residence permit to live in Sweden.
Although Kenya-Stockholm blog has confirmed that the lady hails from Kenya, police is simply saying that “she is not Swedish”. Police have also refused to say whether the suspect in custody had any romantic relationship with the lady.
A Kenyan national who is familiar with the diseased and who disclosed her name to Kenya Stockholm blog said that when he was last in contact with the lady before she disappeared last year, she sounded worried.
“It looked like she had tricked her Swedish boyfriend into making her pregnant so that she could get papers to stay in Sweden”, he told Kenya Stockholm blog.
According to this Kenyan who refused to be identified, the lady apparently refused to conduct an abortion at the request of her boyfriend because she believed that once the child was born, she would be allowed to stay in Sweden regardless of the state of her relationship with her man.
There is very little information about the real circumstances behind the lady’s murder but the source told Kenya Stockholm blog that the late Kenyan used to work part time at a hair salon owned by a Kenyan woman in Stockholm’s central business district.
Another Kenyan who helped accommodate the diseased at Skågos, Stockholm, in 2002 said that he was introduced to the lady by a friend who first employed her at a hair salon in Södertälje in the outskirts of Stockholm city.
“By then, I was renting a room from a Ugandan woman and just before I moved, I learnt that the lady had a housing problem”, he said.
“I left her the room and she continued staying there with another lady who was related to Mr. Francis Mwongo”, he added. Mr. Mwongo is a former Kenya Embassy official who was recalled after his tour of duty ended. The Kenyan said that the diseased was very polite although she looked depressed.
According to Expressen, an evening newspaper which carried the story on their 4th August edition, the suspect being held by police has denied any involvement in the murder while he has also refused to talk to police until he consults with his lawyer Mr. Peter Althin. News about the murder has shocked Kenyans in Stockholm.