LUCY Wanjiru could not contain herself as she walked out of the International arrivals section at the JKIA this morning. She had to be assisted by family and friends who turned up to receive her.
She broke down as she touched down at JKIA asking God why she had to lose her only kids in every brutal manner. She wondered if she had wronged anyone to deserve such injustice.
“Nimefanya nini kustahili haya? Nimekukosea vipi Mungu kustahili kupoteza watoto wangu wapendwa?”
Lucy who has been in the UK since 2018 is the mother of the two brothers Freddie Wanjiru and Victor Wanjiru who were killed by herders together with their cousins in Kitengela on Sunday last week.
The burial of the two youth aged 30 and 27 will be held on Friday at their rural home in Karamton in Nyandarua County. The mother is being attended to and consoled at her home in Syokimau, Machakos County. If the police will not apprehend these, then I don’t know which criminals will ever be apprehended.
The brothers were Fred Mureithi and Victor Mwangi who were 30 and 25 years old respectively. Their cousins that were killed along with them were Mike George and Nicholas Musa who was 29 and 28 years old respectively as per the report from their family members.
The four gentlemen are said to have gone to attend a relative’s house warming party in Kitengela and also to celebrate Victor Mwangi’s 25th birthday. It was while they were there that they decided to have chicken for supper.
Since they had motorbikes, they decided to go to Kisaju to buy some ‘kienyeji’ chicken and that is when hell broke loose. On their way to Kisaju at around 6 pm, they made a stop near a riverbank in the Enkamulyat area which is more than ten kilometers from Kitengela Town.
Some nosy residents saw the motorbikes packed near the riverbank and raised alarm because they thought they belonged to cattle rustlers. The young men were surrounded and mercilessly lynched despite begging for mercy and providing their tormentors with identification documents.
The sad thing is that the people that killed them knew them very well as per a statement made by one of the eyewitnesses.
“One guy even fired a shot using his firearm to scare the crowd away but they were determined to kill the innocent young men,” said the guy that was quoted by the Nation.
All four guys had spear injuries in their heads. Some of the people that participated in their killing were well known to them. But they proceeded to lynch them yet they were unharmed and never retaliated.
As if that was not enough, they burnt down their motorbikes and their identification documents. The single mother to the two brothers Fred and Victor was hospitalized after hearing the news of the death of her only children.
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