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Politics: 2 Youths Killed In Kenol Laid To Rest

Kenol Political Chaos Victims Laid To Rest 

Two young men who lost their lives in the Kenol event that Deputy President William Ruto was attending were laid to rest yesterday, Friday 16, 2020.

The service was attended by many young people who vowed not to be used by politicians again for their political gains.

The young woman and women also said that that they had learnt their lesson from the deaths of the 21-year old Christopher Kariuki and 15 year old Peter Mbothu.

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“We will not be used again. There is no other day that we will find ourselves in such a situation. This boy died while young,” said Kariuki’s brother, Francis Kariuki.

“We were raised by my father here and he told me to take care of him and teach him how to fend for himself but the devil came in,” added Kariuki.

The bodies of the two young men were later interred in two different ceremonies in their individual ancestral homes of Munyu village in Thika and Ithanga village in Gatanga respectively.

It is unfortunate that none of the politicians who were present at the Kenol chaos showed up for the burial of the two young souls.

Some of the leaders who attended te funeral include Kiambu governor James Nyoro and former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo. The two leaders cautioned the young people in engaging in dirty politics.

Kariuki and Mbothu died when skirmishes between rival political factions erupted minutes before Ruto arrived at a fundraiser at AIPCA Church in Kenol town.

The families of the deceased have called for investigations into the deaths and arrest of the responsible people.

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Kariuki, a father of one was stabbed twice in the back according to his 19-year-old widow Lydia Wangui who talked to journalists at their Kiandutu home in Thika.

Lucy Njoki, Mbothu’s sister, said her brother had not been recruited to attend the meeting as had been claimed on social media sites.

 

 

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