The Nigerian Government denies its citizens in Kenya are behind the ritual-like killings of women like RITA WAENI

Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 
The Nigerian government, through its high commission in Nairobi, has dismissed claims that its citizens are behind the ritual-like killings of women in Nairobi.

Over the weekend, a young woman was killed and her body dismembered in what the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) termed a ritual killing.

CCTV footage showed the man who carried out the murder inside an Airbnb was a Nigerian national.

Following the gory murder of Rita Waeni, Kenyans on Twitter called for the deportation of the West African country's citizens who are in the country illegally.

Seeking to disprove the assertion linking Nigerians to the killings, the High Commission suggested it was in bad taste.

According to the diplomatic mission, such killings were being claimed on Nigerians even without evidence.

"Following the unfortunate murders of two young ladies in the past couple of weeks which have rightly elicited public condemnation, the High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Nairobi is concerned by the preponderance of online blogs, doctored videos, and social media posts, maliciously entrenching a spurious speculation that 'Nigerians' have perpetrated these heinous crimes," the consulate said.

Noting supposed attacks on Nigerians, the consulate counselled them to "remain calm and to continue to be law-abiding and respectable members of the public."

They were also advised against making unnecessary movements even as investigations continue and formal communication from the host law enforcement authorities awaited.

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