Lit­tle girl raped, killed and cut in latest rit­ual

‘We sus­pect one per­son has been com­mit­ting th­ese crimes and it’s a mat­ter of time be­fore we catch up with him’

The Star (Kenya) - - News General - GE­ORGE MURAGE @TheS­tarKenya

The body of a raped, mur­dered and mu­ti­lated three-year-old girl was found yes­ter­day in the sec­ond rape-slay­ing of a tod­dler in same Naivasha area in a week.

Her hand was sev­ered and po­lice said they be­lieve she and the other small girl were slain in rit­ual mur­ders.

A third child from the same Karagita es­tate is ad­mit­ted at Naivasha Sub­county Hos­pi­tal af­ter she was raped.

“We sus­pect th­ese are rit­ual killings tar­get­ing chil­dren and we call for sup­port from the pub­lic so we can deal with th­ese cases,” Chief Hus­sein Guyo said. The search for the miss­ing three-yar-old ended yes­ter­day when her body was found in an aban­doned house. She had been miss­ing for a week

The es­tate is home to hun­dreds of flower farm work­ers.

She was found a week af­ter an­other three-year-old girl was found raped and mur­dered in the same area.

He said the child could have been killed else­where and the body dumped in the house.

“We sus­pect one per­son has been com­mit­ting th­ese crimes and it’s a mat­ter of time be­fore we catch up with him,” he said.

Guyo said one sus­pect has been ar­rested and is be­ing ques­tioned.

At the week­end, res­i­dents ex­pressed alarm over in­creas­ing cases of child sex­ual abu­sein the es­tate on Moi South Lake road.

Mean­while, a 70-year old man on his way home was gored to death by a buf­falo in Kon­goni, Naivasha. He was walk­ing with a friend.

He was at­tacked be­tween Kon­goni and Moi Nd­abi in the lat­estt case of in­creas­ing hu­man-wildlife con­flict.

Wit­ness Peter Mwaura said the buf­faloes strayed from a game ranch in search of pas­ture.

“The buf­falo was hid­ing in a bush and killed him on the spot,” he said.

The said many wild an­i­mals are roam­ing free in the area, threat­en­ing res­i­dents, es­pe­cially chil­dren.

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