Police in Mwala Sub County have launched investigations into the macabre killing of a 14-year- old girl whose body was found dumped by the riverside in Itukwi village, Kaitha sub location, Wamunyu, location.
Kaitha sub location chief David Soo told the journalists this morning that the body of the deceased, a class eight pupil at Kilaani Primary School was discovered by the locals yesterday morning as they were going about their businesses.
Soo has also revealed that the killers of the girl first sexually defiled the girl before strangling her to death.
According to the chief, the girl had been sent to Ndituni market by her parents on Sunday evening but never made it back home.
It was only yesterday that one of the residents of Itukwi village called the administrator informing him of the discovery of a body of a girl dumped near a river along the road leading to the market.
“I received a call yesterday morning informing me that the body of a girl had been found dumped along the road leading to Itukwi village just a few meters from Nditini market. I immediately drove to the site and on arrival discovered the girl was actually a resident of the village who had been sent to the market by her parents the previous day(Sunday),” he said.
Soo has also confirmed that detectives from the Directory of Criminal Investigations arrived immediately at the crime scene and later collected the body before transferring it to the Machakos Level 5 hospital mortuary.
It has also emerged that two people alleged to have been seen with the girl before her subsequent disappearance and death have been picked up by police for questioning.
Shadrak Mutuku Musili a resident of Itukwi village said the incident has left them in utter shock and disbelief and called for a speedy probe into the crime to ensure those behind the heinous act are brought to book.
He decried the cold murder of an innocent child who was about to sit for her final exams next year and insisted that those behind such a brazen action should not be shown not even an iota of leniency by the government.
“What we have witnessed this morning(yesterday)is blatant cold murder of an innocent girl who was pursuing her education dreams. It is a terrible ordeal which we sincerely want security organs to expedite investigations into and ensure those behind this murder are brought to book within the shortest time possible,” Musili said.
By Samuel Maina