The Kitengela Brothers Fredrick Mureithi Wanjiru and Victor Mwangi Wanjiru were laid to rest at their home in Nyahururu, Laikipia County. The burial ceremony was attended by Ngaragwa Member of Parliament Jeremiah Ngayu Kioni who called for justice for the ‘Kitengela Four’.
Fredrick, 30, and his brother Victor, 25, were killed in the most brutal way after they were suspected to be cattle thieves deep in Maasailand.
They met their death together with their cousins Michael Onduso (29) and Nicholas Musa (28). They had gone to Isinya to celebrate Victor’s 25th birthday.
Lucy Wanjiru who is the single mother to Fred and Victor moved mourners to tears when she recounted the last moments with her sons. She had called Victor on his birthday and they had a very long conversation.
“You told me how much you loved me. I remember you saying “Mum unapendwa”. I did not know that was to be our last conversation. My sons were the best thing that has ever happened to my life. I don’t know how I’m going to survive without them,” said teary Lucy.
Until his death, Fredrick Mureithi was in charge of his mother’s construction project in Nairobi. The good lady lives in the United Kingdom and she only comes to Kenya occasionally to visit her only sons who are now dead.
Relatives and friends described the two brothers as very hardworking young men that cannot hurt even a fly. Their two coffins left mourners very emotional given that they did not die a natural death.
Citizen TV’s Patrick Igunza posted the photos on his Instagram account.
“This is very painful for the mother, grandparents, the church, their friends and the country at large. The gentlemen have rested but it is upon us to fight for their justice. The perpetrators must be arrested and charged,” wrote Patrick in deep Sheng language.
One of the chief suspects of the heinous act Benson Ole Mungai is still in police custody. He was flashed out of his hideout on Monday.