Teacher killed in Garissa attack was to wed in April

By Brenda Mwende On Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 17:23 | < 1 min read
Sammy Muthui
Sammy Muthui, one of the three teachers who was killed by Al-Shabaab militants at Kamuthe Boarding School on January 13, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

The family of one of the teachers killed by Al-Shabaab militants in Garissa is struggling to come to terms with his brutal death.

Sammy Muthui, 29, who hailed from Mikwa village, Kyuso Sub-County in Kitui County, was set to wed in April this year.

The family was still torn about informing the bride that her beloved’s life had been brutally snuffed out by the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorists.

Sammy met his death on Monday, January 13, when the militants attacked Kamuthe Boarding Primary School in Garissa County.

His father, Bernard Kimanzi, said his death is a big blow to the family.

The 29-year-old was employed by Teachers Service Commission and the Kamuthe was his first posting.

His father said Sammy was asleep when the heavily armed militia struck at about 2am.

Kimanzi said he had invested heavily in his son and that the family ought to be compensated by the national government for his death.

The father described the departed as having been a calm young man who got along well with others and supported his parents.

Hs elder brother, Victor Mutinda, said Sammy was his only hope of bettering his life as he had promised to get him a motorcycle to venture into the boda boda business.

Mwingi North MP, Paul Nzengu, who condoled with the family condemned the heinous act, terming the killing as act of cowardice.

“An armed man should fight with another armed one, not attacking innocent persons while sleeping,” said the MP.

The MP termed said late teacher was a very resourceful person and volunteered to referee Malili Cup tournament which took place two weeks ago in Kyuso town. Sammy was killed alongside two other teachers.

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