Girl, 12, defiled then murdered in Nyandarua
Residents of Gwa Kungu village in Ndaragwa Division of Nyandarua North Sub County are in mourning after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly defiled before being hacked to death by an assailant in their house.
According to reports, the minor had returned home at about 6:30pm after fetching water when the incident took place.
The suspect, who had escaped, was however traced by irate residents and beaten to death and his body set ablaze.
Area residents have lamented about the rise of such incidents in the area, noting that another minor was killed in the same manner last week therefore bringing the total number of children killed in that way to six.
Area leaders led by Ndaragwa MP Francis Waweru Nderitu have condemned the incidents and called on police to look into the matter.
The two bodies have since been removed to Nyahururu County Hospital as police launch investigations.
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