Tears as mur­dered boy laid to rest

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - COUNTY - BY GASTONE VALUSI

Tears flowed freely on Sat­ur­day dur­ing the burial of an 11-year-old pupil, who was kid­napped and sex­u­ally as­saulted be­fore he was killed last week in Matun­gulu.

Speak­ers at the burial in Katangini vil­lage piled pres­sure on po­lice to ap­pre­hend the killers.

“The so­ci­ety has lost a young and promis­ing soul fol­low­ing the heinous act by one of us. We de­mand that po­lice step up ef­forts to en­sure jus­tice pre­vails,” said Pas­tor Paul Nzuve of Je­sus Works Cen­tre.

Mr Vic­tor Malinda, the boy's fa­ther, said: “We are still in shock. His pain­ful death re­mains our worst ex­pe­ri­ence. We pray that the cul­prits will be brought to book.”

Mr Malinda called upon au­thor­i­ties to speed up in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Nim­rod Malinda, 11, was ab­ducted a week ago on his way home from school, some 300 me­tres from his par­ent's house. His body was found stuffed in a sack. Matun­gulu OCPD Sa­muel Muku­usi said the key sus­pect, a neigh­bour who is still at large, is a for­mer con­vict.

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