Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

9 February 2013

Tanzania: Two Women Brutally Murdered, Locked in Room for Days

Arusha — 'JACK-the-ripper,' must be making rounds in Arusha because two female residents of Daraja-Mbili Ward in Arusha City have been discovered brutally butchered and their bodies locked inside a rental room where they remained rotting for days.

The Arusha Regional Police Commander, Mr Liberatus Sabas, revealed here that it was actually the pungent stench from the two decaying bodies that had brought attention to neighbours who forced open the door to the rental house in Daraja-Mbili area and discovered the horrid sight.

One of the deceased was identified as Ms Zena Sadick, a 41-year-old local trader, who used to sell second-hand garments, known here as 'Mitumba,' and the other is Ms Zainabu Abdi, aged 26, who is said to have been a farmer and resident of Sinoni area of Unga-Limited.

The two dead ladies were found with badly mutilated bodies including gorged out eyes, knife slashes and other marks on the bloated bodies, indicating that the victims could have been dead more than three days ago.

According to primary police reports, the ladies could have been killed on the 5th of February and locked in the room, which is one of the rental cubicles in the residential property belonging to Ms Khadija Nekivuyo, a 59-year-old local landlord.

The murder of the two women brings the total number of people who have been killed within the city in the last two weeks to six. Also found dead in his room at Sanawari area was Mr Prosper Hubert aged 37, who was discovered dead by his wife Grace upon waking up one morning last week.

The other dead victim in recent series of murder plaguing Arusha was Mr Hussein Pacha, who was discovered under piles of rocks that were used to crush him to death last Sunday Morning in Ilkiurei Ward of the city.

Mr James Orondo-Odemba aged 19, a residents of Ngarenaro area was also reportedly killed by his co-worker, Mr Ezekiel Paul aged 18 and resident of Unga-Limited area when the two were fighting at their place of work, the 'Rushda' Supermarket, where the two used to be attendants.

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