Sadness, anger in Kirinyaga after 4-year-old girl was raped then murdered by 38-year-old man

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 19:13 | < 1 min read
Pauline Kimani whose daughter was found murdered on Wednesday 12, at her home in Kimunye Village, Kirinyaga county.Photo/K24 Digital.

Police in Kirinyaga have arrested a 38-year old man suspected of defiling and murdering a minor in cold blood at Kimunye village Kirinyaga county.

Peter Muchiri is suspected to have kidnapped the four-year-old girl on Monday this week when the young girl was on her way home from school.

The Minor's lifeless body was discovered Wednesday, August 11 dumped at a tea farm in Mugumo area, three days after the child went missing.

Confirming the incident, Kirinyaga East Deputy County Commander said police were tipped off about the suspect when they were condoling with the late child family at their home.

"As the security committee, we went to condole with the family at Kimunye, and that is when we were tipped off about the suspect. We dispatched our officers who nabbed the suspect and he is being held at Kianyaga police station to assist our officers in further investigations," Nyaanga said.

According to the young girl's mother, Pauline Kimani, her daughter was kidnapped Monday at around 4pm by a drunk man.

"My daughter did not make it home and, when I enquired from her friends, they said that she was taken by a drunk man," Kimani told K24 Digital as tears flowed down her cheeks.

The teary mother of two, said that the deceased was her first born child and she had high aspirations for her.

Neighbors who flocked in Pauline's home to comfort her, said that such people don't deserve to be part of the community

"We have to protect our kids and we are calling on the government to act Swiftly on this issues. Otherwise our children are in danger," a neighbor said

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