The family of slain JKUAT student Rita Waeni Muendo, has confirmed that she was laid to rest on Monday 5th February in a private Ceremony attended by relatives only.

Rita Waeni was laid  to rest at her parents' home in Mukimwani Village, Kisau location, Makueni County.

The family said they made the decision to bury their daughter in private owing to the immeasurable depth of pain they had been subjected to.

"This morning, February 5, 2024, Waeni’s body was laid to rest at a private ceremony attended only by her family. We are at peace because we know that our larger family, friends, colleagues and many Kenyans who have shared this loss will understand this decision. We thank everyone for their support, contributions and for constantly praying for us," said the family in part.

Rita Waeni was murdered on January 13, 2024, at an Airbnb  in Roysambu area, Nairobi, where her body was dismembered by the suspected killer.

The owner of the apartment, Risper Muthoni, revealed that the deceased’s perceived killer secured the room on Saturday, January 13 at 3 pm.

It was not until the next day that the discovery was made, after the caretaker reported finding suspicious polythene bags with her remains.

Officers who visited the scene found the dismembered body without a head, which was later found in a dam in Kiambu.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) released Waeni’s body to her family on February 2, 2024.

Condolences to the family and may her soul rest in peace.