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Police in Kitui have launched investigations into the suspected killing of a 17-year-old Form Two student.
Syengo Nyamai from Katulani was reportedly murdered by unknown people barely two weeks after he won a Sh200,000 lottery from a local sports betting company.
The Mavindini Day Mixed Secondary School student won the money when he gambled in the 2023 Carabao Cup Final match pitting Manchester United and Newcastle United on February 26th.
Katulani DCIO Collins Karanja said detectives are seeking to establish the last people who were with the boy or communicating with him before he was found dead.
On Saturday, the boy’s body was found dumped in a thicket a few kilometers from his rural home in Maliku area, after missing for six days.
Police are holding two suspects in connection with his death as investigations continue.
A postmortem conducted at Kitui Hospital revealed that his eyes were gouged out, his right hand was broken and there were injuries on the head.
Munyithya Nyamai, a brother to the deceased, said Syengo used a neighbor’s national identity card to register a Safaricom SIM card that he used to enroll for the lottery.
Nyamai said his brother did not inform the family when he won the Sh200,000 lottery.
It is our leaders,or should I say society at large. We have become soft on crime.Penicious effects of Sharia law not withstanding,Iwould hope that we employ some version of it. For example, you steal, we cut off your right hand.You steal the second time, we chop off your left hand. Tell me who would want to steal...?
Take alook at the perpetrators of heinous crimes in Kenya,most of them carry the " I dont care attitude". Its like they are are so sure nothing would happen to them. Putting them in jail is not enough.Especially when we are buying into the west about their human rights.What about the right of the victims they violated?We need to make crime very un appealing like the Arab do with their Sharia law.It may not eradicate crime,but it would push it to bearable levels,mindful that there will always be outliers doing crazy things.
Hapa tuko pamoja - we need to be very brutal when it comes to crime. Line up, shoot thieves, absolutely zero mercy for murderers, treason charges necessitating death for corrupt officials etc. In short, mercilessly addressing the problem of crime is the only way to stop it in its tracks. Human Rights my foot
What has become of our motherland?