Edith Mumbi, a Kenyan mother, was attacked and murdered in Abu Dhabi where she worked as a house help. She was allegedly killed while she tried to safeguard her employer’s children.
The body of the nanny arrived Kenya on Saturday ahead of her funeral. It was received by her mother and relatives after identification at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The hardworking woman will be buried on Wednesday at her parents’ home in Ndenderu, Kiambu County. Abu Dhabi Police was told that Edith Mumbi was stabbed to death on May 10th, 2016 by robbers who had raided her employer’s house.
She sustained a knife injury all over her body while she tried to protect her employer’s children from the attackers before eventually succumbing to her injuries.
But it was surprising that her employer never informed the police about the incident, but rather filed a missing person report with the police.
The family of Edith Mumbi in Kenya became worried after they didn’t hear from her for weeks. The prolonged lack of communication pushed them to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for assistance.
It was confirmed four weeks later that Ms Mumbi had been killed by some unknown attackers.
An official from Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the family:
“Edith Mumbi, in the process of trying to protect her employer’s children, got stabbed multiple times. She was admitted at hospital where she later died. Her body has been lying at the mortuary for nearly a month”.
The deceased family said she leaves behind a four year old daughter.
Her loved ones said she was looking forward to coming back home to raise her daughter and start a small business with the fund she was able to raise while abroad.
There have also been raised concerned about how suspicious it is that her employers made no effort at notifying the police immediately after the incident.