8-year-old girl found raped, murdered


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In Summary

  • An elderly man is reported to have been fetching firewood in his land when he came across the body of Sharon Mwende and alerted villagers.
  • According to Sharon's father, Nicasio Njue, she arrived home from school on Monday evening and left but failed to return.
  • Njue said that his daughter, a Standard Two pupil Kithimu Primary School, was found murdered about 50 meters from his home.

An 8-year-old girl has been found raped and murdered at Kithimu village in Embu West sub-county, Embu County.

An elderly man is reported to have been fetching firewood in his land when he came across the body of Sharon Mwende and alerted villagers.

According to Sharon’s father, Nicasio Njue, she arrived home from school on Monday evening and left but failed to return.

Njue said his daughter, a Standard Two pupil from Kithimu Primary School, was found murdered about 50 meters from his home.

The distraught father said that having looked for the girl everywhere and reporting the matter to the police, they sought the help of Wimwaro FM to announce the news of the missing girl.

Confirming the incident, Administration Police Inspector Muhamed Juma said the girl was raped before being murdered.

Juma further stated that the body of the girl was found with a stab wound and her intestines removed.

Investigations into the brutal murder are currently underway.

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