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Meru preachers condemn rape, killing of pastor’s wife

Friday June 29 2018

Meru County Ministers Forum

Meru County Ministers Forum officials at Mitunguu in South Imenti on June 29, 2018. The preachers condemned the raping and killing of a pastor's wife on Saturday. PHOTO | ISABEL GITHAE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By ISABEL GITHAE
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Meru preachers have condemned the killing of a pastor’s wife in Mitunguu, South Imenti and urged the police to ensure the assailants are apprehended.

Speaking during prayers at the home of Bishop Wilfred Munala whose wife was raped and killed by several people on Saturday, the Meru County Ministers Forum chairman, Mr Moses Musangi said the killers should not go unpunished.

“We know the criminals. They are your sons and brothers and we must identify them for arrest and prosecution. They must face the law,” Mr Musangi said.

Led by Meru Minister’s Forum patron, Bishop Edward Buria, secretary Jacob Kithinji and Mr Musangi, the preachers blamed the high rate of crime in the area to rampant use of cheap liquor.

They also pointed an accusing finger at local administrators “for allowing” cheap liquor businessmen to operate freely.

The preachers called on the county government to suspend all bar licenses to allow fresh vetting of bar owners.

The clerics urged the Meru County government to assist in transporting the body to Vihiga for burial.

Meru Liquor Board chairperson Rose Ngaku and the local ward representative Mr Evans Mawira accused administrators of sleeping on the job.

“We are going to launch a crackdown on bars that sell illicit alcohol and close them down,” said Ms Ngaku.