A 13-year-old girl from Mutonga Village, Nyeri County, who went missing three weeks ago, has been found murdered.
Margaret Waithira, a Form One student at Ngwamwa Secondary School, was found in a gunny bag, dumped in a river about a kilometer from her home.
According to the deceased’s uncle Maina Kigio, their efforts to trace the minor after her disappearance bore no fruits.
“Tumekuwa tu tukimtafuta kwa marafiki, kwa majirani, kila mahali, lakini hatukufanikiwa kumpata,”
Three weeks later, on Monday evening, a gunny bag was discovered in a river near the girl’s home.
Police were immediately alerted about the incident.
Upon emptying the bag, they found the remains of Waithira.
“Saa ile hiyo mwili ilitolewa ililetwa hapa, na gunia ikakatwa na panga. Na walipotoa hiyo mwili ilikuwa ya msichana mdogo, nilipotazama hiyo mwili nikaona kiasi ya asilimia tisini ni ya Margaret Waithira Mbaire, ambaye ni mtoto wa ndugu yangu mdogo,” confirmed Kigio.
The family has now demanded that justice prevails.
“Kama familia, ombi ni moja tu; haki itendeke kwa huyu mtoto, na ninataka kusema kama watoto wa watu wakubwa ama watu wakubwa, kesi zao zinafuatwa mpaka mwisho na ukweli unajulikana, ata hii ya mkulima mdogo kama sisi tunaomba ifuatiliwe kwa sababu moyo ni ule ule tu, wa tajiri na maskini ni moyo mmoja, yote imepeanwa na Mungu,” added Kigio.
The area MCA Mary Wamuyu joined the call for justice, adding that this is not the first incident in the area.
“This indicates that there is not enough security in Gikondi, I am asking now the national government to put security in place.”
Meanwhile, the police have identified some leads as further probing continues.
By Everlyne Bosibori