DP Ruto speaks on Ivy Wangechi’s brutal killing

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Apr 19th 2019 at 15:12
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Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday condoled with the family of the late Ivy Wangechi, who was brutally killed by Naftali Kinuthia.

Speaking at AIPCA Church in Tetu, the DP noted that it is high time society held the hands of the youth and advised them against using violence to deal with issues.

“As parents, we should know that it is our responsibility to guide our children even when they are in campus.

"We should know that as a country, even if we have problems, we have to talk to our children to ensure they can sustain themselves in a healthy manner so that we can avoid the deaths we are hearing right now," he added.

He also called on the church to pray for the current generation so that they could be ‘measured in what they do and can be protected from all the evil desires around us.’

The late Wangechi was buried at her family home in Mahiga, Nyeri County yesterday, where speakers called on young people to learn how to handle rejection.

Her mother, Winifred Kingori, who fondly referred to her as 'Ivyline the Medicine woman’, described her daughter as her best friend whose life had been snuffed out too soon.

“Ivy, it is all darkness around me. I do not know where the next step will lead me,” she said.

Her grandmother Beatrice Wangechi, whom Ivy was named after, said while she would bear the loss, she'd forgiven her killer.

“I have forgiven the person who did this to you. I can’t ask him questions but God will. What gives me strength is knowledge even Jesus Christ died a painful death without committing a sin,” she said.

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