Less than two weeks ago, on Wednesday the 7th, this month, a heinous crime was committed in Betty Barasa’s Kajiado homestead.
Barasa was shot dead by suspected robbers shortly after she arrived at her home. The 41-year-old was accosted while driving in from her KBC workplace and ordered out of her Toyota Prado TX at gunpoint by three men. After bundling Barasa into her house, the men ordered her husband, Geoffrey Barasa Namachanja, and children to lie down in the living room as one of the suspects led her to the bedroom upstairs.
Two of the suspected criminals remained downstairs keeping watch on her husband and the children.
10 minutes later, two gunshots rang out from the bedroom. Barasa was later found dead with gunshot wounds to the head.
The horror of this chilling act is yet to fully dissipate from even the atmosphere surrounding the shaken family as one can imagine.
However, now the family is welcoming some well needed good news that is set to definitely lift the spirit of the grief-stricken bereaved.
Illiana Barasa, daughter of the slain journalist, scored impressive marks in the recently released results of the KCPE.
Illiana who had been a student at the Uthiru Genesis academy was among the students who passed their exams in the school.
She said that she was watching TV and wasn’t even aware that the results had been announced when his father walked in and asked her for her index number. When she finally figured out what was going on, she asked her father to let her be the one to send the code since she was beside herself with anxiety too much to hear her results from anyone else.
Angeline Wambua, a teacher at the school, said that Illiana, who had been a student there since her days in Kindagarten, has always been an adorable child.
The school headteacher James Gichoya, on the other hand, welcomed the great news and expressed optimism, looking into the future.
Family friends were equally ecstatic about the good news. Victoria Kamene expressed optimism, predicting that Illiana would go on to achieve even more than her successful parents. Sylvia Talaam, another family friend, promised that they would stand with her.