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Mother of brothers killed in Kitengela arrives in Kenya, overcome by emotions at JKIA

In Summary

  • The grief-stricken mother collapsed at the arrivals section of JKIA.
  • Fredrick Mureithi, 30, and Victor Mwangi, 25, will be buried Friday.

Lucy Wanjiru, mother of two young men who were lynched alongside their two cousins in Kitengela has arrived in Kenya.

Wanjiru, who has been based in United Kingdom since 2018, was overcome by emotions at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

It took the efforts of family and friends who had turned up to receive her at JKIA to console her as she burst into tears.

Fredrick Mureithi, 30, and Victor Mwangi, 25, will be laid to rest on Friday, August 20 at their rural home in Karamton in Nyandarua County. Their mother is in the country to start burial preparations.

Mureithi and his younger brother Mwangi were killed by locals on Sunday, August 8 alongside their cousins Mike George, 29, and Nicholas Musa, 28. They were reportedly killed on suspicion that they were rustlers out on a mission to steal sheep and goats in one of the homesteads in Enkamuriaki village.

Wrongly Killed

The four had left their home in Syokimau, Machakos County, riding three sport bikes.They were going to celebrate Mwangi’s birthday in a hotel in Kisanju.

The following day (Sunday), they left for their homes in the evening but along the way, one of the bikes developed a mechanical problem bringing their journey to a halt.

As they were trying to fix the bike at around 11pm, they were attacked by herdsmen who accused them of plotting to steal their livestock. All the four were killed on the spot.

According to Isinya sub-County Police Commander Charles Chepkong’a, a herdsboy spotted the deceased’s motorbikes parked in a nearby bush and notified neighbours.

“We were informed about the incident at around 1 am and we went to the scene and found the four had already been killed. They all had dreadlocks and had serious injuries on the head inflicted using blunt objects. I want to urge members of the public to report suspicious persons and not to take the law into their hands,“ Chepkong’a said.

The police boss said that detectives have since launched a manhunt for those involved in the murders.


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