BY LINET MINAYO
Lucy Wanjiru landed from the UK on Sunday morning to step out and face the reality that her only two sons were no more.
The mother of Fredrick Mureithi and Victor Mwangi, who died in cold blood along with two of their friends on August 8, could not control her emotions on arrival.
The long moment, about 30 minutes, she took to clear at the airport, appeared to be years on end for a devastated woman who has lost her earthly belongings, two lovely sons.
She sacrificed to travel abroad in 2018, not for her interests, but the interests of her two boys when her businesses in the country nose-dived.
Wanjiru, who single-handedly took care of her two sons by giving them good education and the best things she could imagine, is arriving in the country to bury them even before the state arrests those behind their killings.
Friends and relatives, who converged at the airport to receive her, could not also control their emotions as Wanjiru burst into uncontrolled crying.
“Ngai, Ngai, what have I done Ooh my Lord to deserve this. What have I wronged you Ooh Lord to deserved losing my loved children, and yet I kneel every day to thank your love for us as a family?” asked the single parent
She fell several times as she was walked to a waiting car that would take her to her home in Syokimau in Machakos County.
As the car carrying her turned to the home stretch, Wanjiru turned to her brother, Joseph Macharia and said: “I am not getting into that house, please show me somewhere else. It reminds me of my dead children.”
Macharia was forced to take her somewhere else to rest before going to Kenyatta University mortuary where her children’s lifeless bodies have been kept to await their last journey – to rest.
The family, through Macharia, said burial will take place in Nyahururu’s Leshau Pondo at Mayu village on either Friday or Saturday.
Even as burial arrangement is going on, Isinya OCPD Charles Chepkonga told KNU on Sunday investigations are still going on.
“We have not arrested anyone so far by our DCI officers are on the ground trying to unravel the murders,” said Chepkonga.
He said the police cannot arrest people based on “hearsay” before investigating the matter fully.
“Let us leave investigators to do their job professionally. They will get to the bottom of that matter. This is a high profile case which should be established, investigated and arrests made,” he said.
Two other people killed along with Mureithi and Mwangi are Mike George Onduso and his worker, Nicholas Musa.
Onduso has been established that he comes from Kisii and will be buried on Thursday, while Musa hails from Ukambani and will be buried on August 21.
The four were killed in Kitengela on Sunday evening as they went to look for food for supper when the area people mistook them for livestock thieves.