After the devastating Kitengela incident that left security agencies astounded, it has emerged three among the four killed had businesses.
Two of the four were brothers and lived in the upmarket of Mlolongo in Syokimau in a classy home put up with the support of their mother, Lucy Wanjiru.
Wanjiru was a businesswoman in Nairobi until 2018 when she decided to relocate to the UK to pursue other interests after building a home for her loved children.
Her only two children, Fred Mureithi and Victor Mwangi, never depended again on her after she left the country three years ago. She was hospitalised and treated for shock after she received the sad news.
She laid a foundation for both her sons who ventured into various businesses in the city, with the eldest son, a prominent graphic designer and animator taking up major contacts at Kameme TV as he manned his outlet shop in the city.
Mwangi, the younger son, is a sound engineer and own several public address systems he hires out in the country and trades in music equipment which he imports directly from China.
Due to public demand, we have attempted to highlight some of their businesses below.
Fred Mureithi, 30
He was born on April 17, 1991, and later on, after primary school, he joined St Joseph’s Githunguri high school and completing in 2011, he enlisted for a graphic design course in Nairobi.
Mureithi is an animator and a graphic designer. He has also won several contracts at Kameme TV as an animator for cartoons. He plays football and talks very little when with friends.
His former schoolmate, Alex Musyoka, describes Mureithi as “cool, disciplined” and a great artist and owns a printing shop on Munyu road in Nairobi.
“Mureithi loves people, but cared most for his fiancé, whom he has left with a baby girl,” Musyoka added.
Mwangi was born in Nairobi on August 8, 1996. He went to various schools in Nairobi and after completing his high school education, he took a course in sound engineering.
With the support of his mother until 2018 and thereafter when she went to take a job in the UK, Mwangi had been able to import music equipment from China.
He trades on music equipment by selling and hiring out in major church and political rallies across the country.
When he is free, he rides speed bikes around the country with his Rastafarian friends. He was not married at the time of his death.
Mike George (Spoiler)
George is a cousin to Fred and Victor and was a very close family friend. He died at 29 years.
He owned a tattoo shop on Ronald Ngala Road opposite Gloria Hotel in Nairobi, and most of his customers are local celebrities from Nairobi, a Mombasa and Dar-es-Salaam.
Nicholas Musa (Nico)
Musa, 28, was an employee of George in his tattoo shop and his family friend.
Meanwhile, the mother of Mureithi and Mwangi is expected in the country tomorrow on Sunday, according to her brother, Joseph Macharia.
Devastated by the news she received on Monday of the deaths of her only children, Wanjiru had no single energy left to even pick our calls.
But Macharia, while talking to us from Syokimau in Machakos County assured said Wanjiru is arriving in the country on Sunday to start preparation of giving her loved children a decent burial.
Macharia said Wanjiru’s sons will be laid to rest in Nyahururu, Laikipia County on either Friday or Saturday, next week, in Leshau Pondo, Mayu village.
“The arrangement is that when my sister arrives in Nairobi on Sunday, we shall allow her to rest and engage in prayers for three days. On Wednesday, as a family, we will be able to fix the burial date,” said Macharia.
A post-mortem carried out on the four men at the Nairobi City Mortuary by the chief government pathologist, Johansen Oduor, revealed they suffered each a sharp object that pierced into their heads.
Mureithi and his younger brother Mwangi, at the time of the attack, were in the company of their cousin, Mike George and another man, Nicholas Musa.
The two left their home in Syokimau, Machakos County with George and Musa on Saturday while riding on three motorbikes as they headed to Kisaju in Isinya town for merry-making.
The four were later killed after they were mistaken for rustlers by unknown people, who police are now tracking for possible arrest.
According to Kajiado County Police Commander, Muthuri Mwongera, he received information from a Kitengela chief that four people riding on three motorbikes had been killed in his location.
“He said he found that their motorbikes had also been burnt and had no number plates on them and that the local people had suspected them to be rustlers,” said Mwongera.
Mwongera, however, raised concern that the four were subjected to mob injustice before they were heard.
“It is unfortunate that we will never get to hear their part of the story, now that they are all dead but we have handed this case to DCI to unravel it. They need to get to the bottom of it so that the truth can prevail,” said Mwongera.
The killings took place at Enkamuriaki village in Kitengela Ward.