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Kianjokoma brothers laid to rest in emotional sendoff, as Uhuru demands answers

In Summary

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta directs Interior CS Matiangi and IG Mutyambai to submit report on their death.
  • Kianjokoma brothers’ bodies were found in Embu Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

Two slain Kianjokoma brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura have been laid to rest at their Embu home.

The funeral service was conducted at Kianjokoma Primary School and thereafter laid to rest at their home in Kithangari Village.

Njiru, 22, and Mutura, 19, went missing on August 1. They had reportedly closed their business in Kianjokoma town just before the 10 pm curfew struck, when they were arrested by Manyatta Police Station officers.

Three days later, their bodies were found at the Embu Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

Njiru studied at Kabarak University while Mutura was a student at Don Bosco Technology Training Institute in Karen, Nairobi.

Police initially said the brothers fell off the moving police vehicle en route to Manyatta Police Station. However, emerging reports indicate they never alighted the vehicle even after reaching the station.

#JusticeForKianjokomaBrothers

Following tensions arising from their mysterious deaths, Deputy Inspector General Edward Mbugua ordered the transfer of Embu North Sub-County Police Commander Emily Ngaruiya and Manyatta OCS Abdulahi Yaya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday directed Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to establish how the two died, and submit a report to him.

This comes after CS Matiang’i and IG Mutyambai visited the family on Wednesday. “Two investigative agencies including Internal Affairs Unit and Independent Policing Oversight Authority are investigating the incident and will give us their findings soon,” Matiang’i added.

Other national leaders have joined in the #JusticeForKianjokomaBrothers conversation, calling for conclusive investigations.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga condoled with the family and called for justice for the brothers.

“To the Ndwiga family that has sadly had to bury their sons Emmanuel and Benson today, my sincere condolences. My prayers go to their mother Catherine Wawira… No parent should ever go through the torment the Ndwigas are undergoing. If the criminal justice system ever works, it must for this family,” Odinga said.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi said, “As a nation, we’re repulsed by the heinous act that led to this tragedy, and demand that police officers treat their fellow citizens humanely and with dignity.”

Kianjokoma Brothers laid to rest at their home in Kithangari Village. PHOTOS/COURTESY
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