A somber mood engulfed Mukinyai village in Molo during the burial of three brothers who were brutally murdered and their bodies dumped in Kieni forest, Kiambu County.
Hundreds of residents turned up to pay their last respects to the fallen brothers who were killed alongside their cousin while the killers are yet to be brought to book.
The four went missing on January 18 after they went to register as voters at Barnabas registration center, outskirts of Nakuru town.
The family refuted claims that the three Paul Mutunga 31, Mwai Ndirangu 26 and Daniel Ikenye 22 were members of a notorious gang that had been terrorizing residents and traders in the area and called for the government to ensure justice is done for their sons.
“The family is shocked and we condemn this act in the strongest terms possible. It was the most unprecedented thing that has happened to me and my family,” said the deceased’s father,” Manasseh Ndirangu.
Nakuru County Deputy Governor Joseph Rutto who attended the funeral called for investigations to be done to ascertain why the youths had to be killed in such a ruthless manner.
“Even if they were part of any gang those who executed them should have surrendered them to the police and have them arraigned in court. Cold blood murder was not the most appropriate approach,” Rutto said.
While condemning the act Nakuru County MP Mary Mbugua condoled with the family saying losing four members under unclear circumstances on the same day was a great pain for them and the nation noting that they were at their prime ages.
Nakuru Human Rights Network director David Kuria who said it is feared that there might be return of extrajudicial killings in the county.
Mr Kuria said at least 15 people have been found killed and dumped in far areas since last year with more than 10 people having disappeared under unclear circumstances.
“Everyone is entitled to life and such kind of killing cannot be condoned because there are several cases of people who are reported missing only to be found killed and dumped,” said Kuria.