Raila mourns slain Embu brothers

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 17:18 | 2 mins read
Slain Embu brothers laid to rest. PHOTO/BRIAN MALILA

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has mourned the two brothers who died in the hands of police In Embu.

In a statement, the former Prime Minister prayed for God’s comfort to the family of the Kianjokoma brothers.

‘’To the Ndwiga family that has sadly had to bury their sons Emmanuel and Benson today, my sincere condolences. My prayers go to their mother, Catherine Wawira. I stand with you in this grief as a parent. No parent should ever go through the torment the Ndwigas are undergoing,’’ Raila said

The former prime minister endorsing justice for the family of the Kianjokoma family who lost their two sons Emmanuel and Benson in the hands of the police.

‘’If the criminal justice system ever works, it must for this family. I join and endorse the call for justice for the Kianjokoma brothers,’’ Raila added.

A mammoth of mourners turned up to witness the burial of the two brothers in a funeral service held at Kianjokoma primary school.

The death of the two slain brothers remains a mystery, as police said the two jumped out of a fast-moving vehicle after they were arrested by police for contravening curfew hours.

However, a postmortem conducted at the Embu level 5 hospital on the bodies of the two brothers showed they had multiple head injuries occasioned by being beaten with a blunt object.

The mysterious death of the two brothers led to two days of protests in Kianjokoma town. Leaving one person dead and another injured after police engaged with the rioters.

During the burial in Embu North, police officers went AWOL in a burial largely attended by prominent leaders.

Deputy inspector general of police Edward Mbugua was forced to visit the area ordering Embu North Sub-county police Commander Emily Ngaruiya and OCS Manyatta Police station to be redeployed to Eastern Regional Police headquarters, while pending investigations.

According to the police, the two brothers were arrested for allegedly flouting the 10pm-4am curfew on Sunday, August 1, outside their family shop in Kianjokoma shopping centre.

Bodaboda riders were seen escorting the hearses carrying the bodies of the twin brothers for a funeral service in Kianjokoma, Embu county, where the two were laid to rest in their father’s farm.