Two girls aged four and nine killed in cold blood in Kisii

Relatives of the two children who were killed in Kisii County. (Sammy Omingo, Standard)
Two pairs of shoes and a pair of blue school uniforms lay at the door leading to the house of the two young girls killed on Wednesday evening at Keberesi village, Kenyenya Sub County in Kisii.

Stephanie Kerubo aged four, a nursery school pupil at Kenyenya primary was murdered, her body left lying at the rear door of the house.

The body of another girl, Diana Kerubo, nine and a Standard One pupil at the same school, was lying near a pit with a strap of a cloth tied around her neck. Her under pant was halfway removed.

Police say that they have arrested four suspects in connection with the two murder incidents.

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Police records indicate that the killers might have raped Diana.

A guardian who was staying with the minors; Mason Mirochi 50, a Deputy Head Teacher at Riokindo primary school told The Standard that he arrived at his home 5pm. He found his main gate locked.

He was forced to jump over the fence and as he approached the main door, he realised it was locked from inside. “I called on the two children but no one was responding. I went around the house and found the two lying dead separately.”

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According to Mirochi, the two minors always stay at home alone during the week after leaving school in the afternoon. Mirochi’s wife Gladys Mirochi; a fishmonger, normally leaves for the nearby Kenyenya market every afternoon leaving behind the kids.

A close family member told The Standard that the mother to the younger child was recently married and was due to pick her daughter to join her at their new home. The two mothers were identified as Martha and Eunice.

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However, The Standard could not immediately establish whether the two mothers had been informed of the demise of their daughters.

Kisii County Police Coordinator Martin Kibet said on phone that all those who planned the killing will be arrested.

“The Government will trace down all those who were involved…this is a bizarre murder and nobody should imagine that they can solve conflicts by resorting to killing innocent souls,” he said.

The two bodies were taken to a private morgue in Kisii town.

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