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Machakos town in sombre mood as requiem mass conducted for slain guards

Sakwa also pointed out that so far, two suspects of the attack have being arrested while two others were killed at two separate incidents at Kangundo Sub County.

By Oscar NdundaWednesday, 24 Aug 2016 20:07 EAT

Caskets bearing the remains of the night guards who were killed at Mitaboni last week. (Photo: Oscar Ndunda/Kenya Free Press)

A sombre mood engulfed Mitaboni shopping centre as a requiem mass for the six night guards who were brutally killed there last week. The service was held at Mitaboni Playground which is just behind the market.

The service was conducted by Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki of the African Brotherhood Church. The bishop condemned the act and urged state authorities to beef up security in the region. He pleaded with the government to help the families of the deceased.

Hundreds of residents came to witness the final journey of the deceased. A number of local political leaders from Machakos County who attended the ceremony asked the government to ensure that the families get justice.

Speaking at the event, Machakos county Commissioner Matilda Sakwa assured the residents that the officers who were deployed at the Mitaboni Police Post will be transferred. She also promised to ensure that the number of police officers serving the area will be increased.

Sakwa also pointed out that so far, two suspects of the attack have being arrested while two others were killed at two separate incidents at Kangundo Sub County. She said investigations are underway and once again cautioned politicians against politicizing the issue.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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