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Mourners want killers of Careen prosecuted

Friday February 24 2012

Ms Careen Chepchumba. Police believe she was murdered.

Photo/FAMILY ALBUM Ms Careen Chepchumba. Police believe she was murdered. 

By TOM MATOKE

Emotions ran high during the burial of Careen Chepchumba Kili at Baraton in Nandi County on Friday.

Her father, Mr Hosea Kili, told thousands of mourners that his daughter died because of a “toxic” relationship with a prominent personality, which she wanted to quit.

Mr Kili said that before his daughter died, she wrote a confidential, hand-written note which would help the country to know the truth.

“The family will make the letter, which Careen wrote, public at the right time and put the record straight on the mystery surrounding her death,” Mr Kili said.

He said that the family had encouraged her to move out and end the affair which she had been forced into by a prominent personality. (READ: Suicide ruled out in Nairobi mystery death)

Speaker after speaker who eulogised the 26-year-old Kenya Power electronic engineer, among them church leaders, demanded the arrests of the person/persons who killed her.

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Parents were also challenged to encourage friendly relationships with their children to help reduce cases where the youth are losing lives at young age.

Mosop MP David Koech accused the police of cover-up, saying the suspects were walking free. Mr Koech read messages of condolences from more than 40 MPs.

“It’s now 11 days since Careen’s mysteriously death in her apartment and its over one year since Mercy Keino who came from Belgut was mysteriously murdered but to date nobody has been arrested,” he said.

Local Government permanent secretary called on police to speed up investigations into the death.

Prof Karega Mutahi, who read condolence message from Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, said “the detectives who are handling investigations into the death of Careen Kili should move with speed and bring the suspects to book.”

Lawyer Bernard Were demanded proper investigation as mourners described Careen as a hardworking and role model.

Careen graduated from Baraton University with a degree in electronic engineering. Her father said she had plans to go for further studies in Australia.