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Pain, anger as gang slaughters pregnant mother and child

Horrific

Police Officers at a past murder scene

A pregnant mother and her second born daughter were on Sunday murdered by a terror gang in in Matungu, Kakamega County.

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The gang which is claimed to identify itself as '14 brothers' have been on a run of killings in the area with 14 people now reported dead in a span of two months.

The lady identified as Petronila Mungayi and her family, were ambushed in their home and the mother killed on the spot.

The 3-year-old child injured during the night attack had been rushed to Kakamega County Referral Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The deceased's husband, Stephen Rabuochi , and the first born, had also been rushed to the hospital to receive treatment for the serious injuries inflicted by the criminals.

Abdiruzak Jaldesa, who is the County Commissioner, stated that investigations into the matter had already begun.

“We are following crucial leads that will lead to the arrest of those behind today’s killings,” remarked Jaldesa.

AP officers in Matungu Sub-County transferred

Following the recent killing, Administration Police officers and the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) in the tension filled area, were on Monday transferred.

The move came after residents of the area complained of laziness of the officers in dealing with the killers.

Area MP Justus Murunga and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya had demanded the immediate relocation of all police officers based at Ejinja AP camp in Matungu.

The decision to move the officers is seen as a way to improve security in the region.

County Police Commander Wilkister Vera assured the locals that patrols in the night would be intensified to deal with the killer group.

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