Local pastors on Friday refused to officiate at the
burials of an 82-year-old kidnapper, Wangari
Muturi Karanja and her nephew, Sammy Mwangi
Kang’ethe, 26, in Irewa village, Kiharu, Muranga
County in Kenya.
Karanja, Kang’ethe and another man from Njumbi village in Mathioya constituency had been shot dead when armed police stormed the grandma’s home in search of a victim, Margaret Waitherero from Samar village in Maragua who had been kidnapped by her gang reports TUKO.co.ke. It was learnt the pastors who officiated the burials
came all the way from Kayole in Nairobi and in
An AK 47 assault rifle, a homemade gun and
several bullets were recovered from the
grandmother’s home during the raid. The kidnappers had demanded ransom from
Waitherero’s family before they could release her,
with police sources confirming that the woman’s
husband had sent part of the ransom.