Police in Kenya are investigating a bizarre incident in which an elderly woman lost her life after supposedly fasting for almost three weeks.
According to reports from Kenyan media, Catherine Mutuku Kibara, 78, was found dead at her home in Nyayo Estate on Monday after a long spell of prayer and fasting which apparently started on May 18, 2022.
Reports indicate that police recovered a register detailing Kibara’s fasting schedule at the scene of crime.
She is reported to have locked herself in the house for the entirety of the said period. Kibara’s concern over her disappearance prompted the family to report her as missing.
The victim’s family decided to break into her house on Monday after efforts to reach her via mobile phone proved unsuccessful.