Murdered JKUAT student laid to rest in emotional ceremony


JKUAT Student buried
22-year-old JKUAT student laid to rest in a emotional burial in Gatundu North, Kiambu County. Photo/Courtesy

Sorrow engulfed Gakoe Village in Gatundu North, Kiambu County, when relatives, friends, leaders and the general public converged to pay their last respects to a 22-year-old Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student who was murdered in a ritualistic manner on 25th of January 2017 in Kahawa Sukari Estate, Ruiru.

Some body parts of the deceased, Grace Nduta, were discovered by Juja Police officers stuffed in a bucket at Kalimoni area while her mutilated body was found hidden at their Kahawa Sukari home.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, through a speech that was read by the head of intelligence in the office of the president Kennedy Kihara, extended an emotional message of condolence to the family.

The head of state urged families to confront disagreements through arbitration, saying: “Margret and I heard of the sudden death of Grace and really felt it at heart. I stand with the family as the president and a resident of Gatundu North,” Uhuru’s speech read.

Area Member of Parliament Njenga Kigo asked youth to observe discipline and submit to Godly faith.

“The untimely death of Nduta was undeserved. Am urging families to live in peace and always pray together,” said Kigo.

His Kabete Counterpart, Ferdinand Waititu, advised youths to learn to calm their nerves, even in emotional situations.

Ruiru MP Esther Gathogo, who could not hold her tears during the burial, asked Kenyans to love one another and preserve human values for the betterment of the society.

Police investigations identified the deceased’s 24-year-old brother, Charles Kibe, as the prime suspect.

Family members, relatives, leaders, members of the clergy, and friends who attended the emotional ceremony on Monday condemned the heinous killing of the fourth year Bachelor of Engineering student.

Her aunt, who spoke on the behalf of the family, urged Kenyans to pray for the family in these difficult times.

 

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