Margaret Waithira's body was found in a gunny bag dumped in a river about a kilometre from her home. Waithira's family now calling for justice as police commence investigations into the murder.
The girl's mother, Jane Njeri is struggling to come to terms with the loss of her daughter who was a student at Ngwamwa Secondary School.
But it is a pain she has borne for close three weeks following the disappearance of Margaret Waithira and efforts to trace her proved futile.
“Tumekuwa tu tukimtafuta kwa nyumba za marafiki, majirani na kila mahali, lakini hatukufanikiwa kumpata akiwa hai,” said Maina Kigio, the girl’s uncle.
At a spot in a river barely a kilometer from the girl’s home, a gunny bag was discovered and the contents of the bag turned out to be the remains of Waithira, when police got there.
“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,” said Kigio.
The family is calling for speedy justice for their kin. The area MCA Mary Wamuyu joined in the call while lamenting that a similar incident was witnessed a month agao.
“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 MCA on her part, said that that situation indicated that there is no enough security in Gikondi and asked the national government to put in place security.
Area sub-county Police Commander Mwakiria Jesse revealed that they have crucial leads and that they are confident that the culprits will be brought to book.
“The police visited the scene and investigations have commenced,” said Mwakiria.
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