Thugs at­tack family, kill do­mes­tic worker

Mother and daugh­ter se­ri­ously in­jured

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - SHABAN MAKOKHA @she­ba­maks

Armed thugs on Wed­nes­day at­tacked a family in Matungu and killed a do­mes­tic worker. House owner Leonida Kusa and her nineyear-old daugh­ter Saida were se­ri­ously in­jured.

Mu­mias DCIO Robert Mure­i­thi said the thugs sneaked into the home dur­ing day and hid in one of the rooms be­fore they at­tacked the family at 7.30pm.

“They held the do­mes­tic worker and the young girl hostage, as they waited for the wo­man, who op­er­ates a re­tail and M-Pesa shop, at Matungu shop­ping cen­tre to re­turn,” he said. “They at­tacked the wo­man with sharp ob­jects in­flict­ing se­ri­ous in­juries on her.”

Mure­i­thi said the young girl was se­ri­ously in­jured on the head.

“The young girl had blood ooz­ing from the ears. Po­lice went to the kitchen, where they found the body of the young man ly­ing in a pool of blood. He was tied with a rope,” he said.

Mure­i­thi said po­lice re­cov­ered a metal bar cov­ered in blood near the fence. They sus­pect it was used in the at­tack.

Mure­i­thi said the thugs took three mo­bile phones and Sh5,000 from Kusa. “We sus­pect the gang­sters were neigh­bours known to the house­boy and their mo­tive was to steal from the family,” he said

Neigh­bour Erina Su­san said the path to the main road passes next to Kusa’s house.

“Our vis­i­tor, who was pass­ing by, heard cries from the house and ran back to alert us. We rushed to the house and found Kusa and her daugh­ter in a pool of blood and writhing in pain,” she said.

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