National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi read a message of condolence to the family of the late Kianjokoma brothers on behalf of Deputy President William Ruto during their burial ceremony in Embu County.
The National Assembly Speaker was coronated as the Mount Kenya spokesperson on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in an event that DP Ruto welcomed.
On Friday, August 13, 2021 Muturi raised speculation on whether he plans to join Ruto’s hustler nation after he read Ruto’s message of condolence to the bereaved family of the two brothers who lost their lives mysteriously.
Part of Ruto’s message read: “As a nation, we are repulsed by this tragedy and we demand that the Kenya Police Service officers treat fellows citizens dignity and humanely.”
Muturi confirmed that he presented Ruto’s message to the affected family through a post on his social media page.
“I also presented a condolence message from H.E. @William Ruto, expressing his solidarity with the bereaved family,” Muturi stated.
Justin Muturi on his speech sympathised with the family and joined other leaders in demanding justice for the duo.
‘I once again expressed my deepest sympathies to the family following this tragic loss. As we continue to demand justice for the slain young people, I call upon all the security organs concerned to expeditiously conclude their investigations and bring all those culpable to book,” Muturi said.
The burial service for the late Embu brothers, Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Muturi, who died after being arrested by the police for allegedly breaking curfew rules, was held at Kianjokoma Primary School and were later laid to rest at their father’s farm in Kithangari Kianjokoma in Embu North.
The emotional sendoff in which some mourners donned in t-shirts with the message ‘Justice for Benson and Emmanuel’ was attended by hundreds of mourners and politicians from different parts of the country.
An autopsy result conducted by pathologist Kamau Wangari on the bodies of the two brothers revealed they died of multiple head and rib injuries.
The report showed 23-year-old Benson Njiru and his younger brother Emmanuel Mutura, 19, died from the injuries inflicted by a blunt object.
The post-mortem results was released at the Embu Level Five Hospital mortuary.
According to the physician report, Mutura’s head was deformed and had bruises on the face, while Njiru suffered broken ribs and brain injuries.