A somber mood engulfed Longonot area Naivasha, after a middle aged woman and her daughter, who were murdered last week were laid to rest.
Ann Njeri and her 13-year daughter Purity Wairimu were killed by her boyfriend but not before sexually abusing the two, with an intention of punishing the girl for her mum’s mistakes.
This came as a post mortem report indicated that the duo was killed through strangulation, after they were sexually abused.
Police in Naivasha are holding one suspect in relation to the murders that occurred over the weekend in Sanctuary area off Moi South Lake road.
The bodies of the two were found decomposing in their house a week after they went missing, with the suspect, who is the boyfriend arrested in his hiding place in Mai Mahiu area.
The suspect, who was thoroughly beaten by members of the public before police rescued him, was allegedly on a revenge mission after the woman allegedly infected him with HIV/Aids.
A relative only identified as Kibe termed the deaths as very painful for the family noting that the teenager was set to join form one this week.
Kibe said that they were still in darkness as to the reasons that the suspect decided to murder the duo, adding that police were yet to issue their report.
“Some friends of the suspect say that he decided to kill the mother and the daughter due to frustrations after been infected and we leave the rest to the police.”
Meanwhile, 12 passengers lost cash and personal effects running into thousands of shillings after a matatu they were travelling in was hijacked along the Nairobi-Nakuru.
During the 11pm incident near Mithuri estate in Naivasha, three passengers were slightly injured by the gun-totting thugs before making away with their assets.
The incident came barely a week where passengers were carjacked on the same spot and robbed by the thugs who included a woman.
A passenger Jathan Mwaura said that a woman and a man in the matatu that was heading to Nairobi told the driver that they wanted to alight seconds before the thugs attacked.
“When the matatu stopped to drop the two who had boarded in Nakuru, a group of youths brandishing guns and other weapons moved in before robbing us,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the robbery.