Fam­ily of slain girl wants jus­tice

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - NATIONAL NEWS - BY MAGATI OBEBO

The fam­ily of Elv­inah Mo­racha, the Sengera Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist School stu­dent killed last Sun­day, is seek­ing jus­tice be­fore they bury her.

They said they want po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­cluded and the key sus­pects ar­rested.

Fam­ily spokesman Simeon Ongido said they are wor­ried at the pace of the in­ves­ti­ga­tions, claim­ing it is "painfully slow and cal­cu­lated to de­feat jus­tice". He lamented that, days after they re­ported the in­ci­dent, they have re­ceived no up­dates from the po­lice.

“Ev­ery­thing ap­pears to have gone silent since we filed a re­port at the Kenyenya Po­lice Sta­tion. We are now wor­ried that we might not get jus­tice,” said Mr Ongido.

They now want In­spec­tor-gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net to in­ter­vene to en­sure that the killer is found. “We are look­ing to him to pro­vide guid­ance so that our daugh­ter can get jus­tice be­fore we bury her,” he told the morn­ing on phone.

Elv­inah, a 17-year-old Kenya Cer­tifi­cate of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dent, was re­vis­ing at their home in Mariba, Kenyenya, when a per­son sus­pected to be a jilted boyfriend lured her out into the night. She was stran­gled and her body dumped in a fish pond, where it was found on Mon­day.

On Tues­day, Elv­inah's mother, Ms Rabera Mo­racha, said they sus­pected the man had been con­stantly com­mu­ni­cat­ing with her daugh­ter on the fate­ful night. on Fri­day

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