According to a Facebook post by her uncle, Elijah Mwangi, the university student disappeared on Saturday, October 8, shortly before police raided a birthday party she was attending alongside her friends in Juja town.
Those who attended the party said they noticed she had disappeared after they assembled some minutes past midnight.
After days of relentless search, her lifeless body was discovered floating inside a septic tank that is not far from the venue of the party she had earlier attended.
It is still not clear whether someone killed her before dumping her body in the tank or if she fell into it while running away from the police.
In an update on October 13th, her devastated uncle broke the unfortunate news on Facebook, writing:
"I 'm sad to announce to u that this gal who went missing from sun and I posted on my wall requesting your assistance to find her,has just been found dead in a septic tank...may she RIP"
Tabitha will be laid to rest on Thursday, October 20th, at 10.00am two days before her birthday.