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Grade 2 Girl Defiled In Kirinyaga, Body Dumped In River

Police in Kirinyaga County are investigating an incident where a grade 2 pupil aged 7 years was allegedly defiled and killed before her body was dumped in river Gakungu.

According to her mother Alice Karuana Muriithi, the girl went missing on Thursday before she was discovered tied with banana fibres in river Gakungu on Friday.

The grade 2 pupil at St Philips Primary School Baricho had gone to the Shopping Centre in the company of her cousin before she went missing.

“We want the suspect arrested, we know him, he is a bhang peddler, the other day he raped his mother and nothing was done,” Pastor Jeremiah Muriithi said.

Relatives led by girl’s grandmother Faith Wambui are demanding justice.

“The suspect lured the girl to his house before defiling her then dumped her in river Gakungu. We suspect he stayed with her in his house on Thursday before killing her on Friday afternoon. We are demanding justice,” Wambui said.

Kirinyaga West sub sub-county police commander Moses Koskei has said police have launched investigations as residents say the suspect is known.

The body of the girl is lying at Kerugoya mortuary waiting postmortem.

 

By Yvonne Moraa

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