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Attacker to be tried for assault leading to Kenyan’s death in Dubai

Posted by Administrator on March 21, 2012

The Late Esther Mwikamba

The Late Esther Mwikamba

DUBAI – The 24-year-old Emirati alleged attacker of a Kenyan woman, who died on Tuesday after lying in coma for 31 days in hospital, will be charged with assault leading to death and sexual harassment.

Colonel Ali Ghanim, Director of Bur Dubai Police Station, said that the accused and his two friends had a dispute with the woman at a discotheque after they allegedly harassed a friend of the woman on February 18.

The woman was attacked at the parking lot of a hotel, he said, adding that the woman was working as a sales clerk in a Dubai mall.

The friend of the deceased told the police that the vicitm was beaten up when she tried to prevent the men from sexually harassing her.

The trio beat her up and ran away, she said.

Police officers rushed to the place and took the victim to the Rashid Hospital. She was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital. She had slipped into coma. She breathed her last on Tuesday, Ali Ghanim said.

He said that the police launched a hunt for the three suspects and arrested them. However, the charges against the two others were dropped after the Emirati suspect admitted that he hit the woman’s head against the ground repeatedly. He told the police that the woman verbally abused him and his friends, which irritated him.

Ali Ghanim said that both the other suspects did not assault the woman.

The body of the victim was referred to the General Department of Forensic Medicine and it will be handed over to the family after completion of legal and administrative procedures, said Ali Ghanim.

Source: http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2012/March/theuae_March654.xml&section=theuae

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KENYANS RALLY FOR KILLED COLLEAGUE

DUBAI //The body of a Kenyan woman who died on Tuesday after being brutally beaten in a hotel car park will not be repatriated until her mother is well enough to travel.

Esther Wanjiru Mwikamba, 26, died in Rashid Hospital after being in a coma for 31 days. She was trying to protect a friend when she was attacked.

“Esther’s mum is still suffering with high blood pressure and is in a state of shock,” said Penninah Nyokabi Kirku, a friend of Esther’s. “She is thinking about her daughter all the time.”

Esther’s sister, Lucy, said the whole family had now been informed of the death and they were struggling to overcome the tragedy.

“She was the best person in the world. I miss her a lot,” she said.

Members of the Kenya Welfare Association were planning to meet at the country’s consulate today to discuss repatriating the body and supporting the family financially.

“We are trying our best to support the family in this difficult situation,” said Mike Ogolla, the secretary of Kenya Welfare Association.

He added that a lot of people had been visiting the hospital to offer sympathy. There are plans to start a condolence book in the consulate.

An Emirati man is being held in connection with the crime.

Source: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/kenyans-rally-for-killed-girl

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3 Responses to “Attacker to be tried for assault leading to Kenyan’s death in Dubai”

  1. mumbeh said

    Esther lost her life yet they call it an assault.This is murder.

  2. J ROPE said

    Condolence to the immediate family ,friends and relatives.

  3. Rosy said

    May God comfort her family and friends.

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