46-year-old Mary Lilian Waithera collapsed and died along Kaunda Street in the Central Business District (CBD) as she was walking with her colleagues at around 5 pm on Monday.
An autopsy report would later reveal that she died from a bullet. She was reportedly shot from an elevated angle. The bullet went into the body through the collarbone before stopping in the lungs.
Waithera’s colleagues and good Samaritans called for an ambulance but she was pronounced dead before getting to the Nairobi Hospital.
As her family is trying to come to terms with the sudden demise of their loved one, the police have launched investigations to establish if the shooting was accidental or if Waithera was a target for assassination is the puzzle that the detectives are seeking to unravel.
Witnesses say Waithera held her chest before collapsing in what they initially thought was a case of a heart attack.
Lilian Waithera had been working at the NHIF’s registry department for over 15 years.
According to her husband, she had no known enemies and had not expressed any fears for her life.
There is no reason to say that there was anyone who had been following her or she was indebted to,” he noted.