New development in the case of the slain Kianjokoma brothers as University Students have now issued a two-week ultimatum to the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to speed up in resolving the deaths of the two brothers.
Speaking yesterday, Vice Chair of the Universities President’s Council, Jennifer Mukami Mbogo demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
Mbogo threatened that the Students would stage a nationwide demonstration after the burial of the brothers to Pressure the Matiang’i-led Ministry to speed up the case, noting that they had lost more students to police brutality.
“We have lost so many students while in school, and now the police have followed them to their homes. We will not keep quiet and watch as they die,” Mbogo declared.
The two brothers will be buried today Friday August 13, 2021, in one grave at their parents home in Kithangari, Embu County as a show of the love they had for one another.
“We saw it fit to put them in separate coffins but burry them in one grave because they loved each other and were inseparable even in death,” Susan Ndwiga the family spokesperson said.
“We will follow this issue to the logical conclusion. We want to say that it is about time that the police in this country become the protectors of the people, and not the perpetrators of crime,” Njuguna Njoroge the family lawyer added.
Family and friends held a nigh vigil yesternight in memory of the deceased brothers as funeral arrangements takes place at the Kianjokoma Primary School where the service will be held today.
The family is asking for peace during their final send-off, with their father urging the students to exercise caution as the interior CS had assured him that he had personally taken over the matter.
“I was briefed on the case and I am looking into the report. I do not want to say what we shall do but we shall follow the law.
“I promised the father we will do all we can to get justice and follow the direction the report will point us to,” Matiang’i said.
CS Fred Matiang’i visited the family on Wednesday, August 11 in the company of Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and other senior security officials.