Editor's Review

  • The family is now calling on the national police service to provide security. 
  • The robbers were not successful since the money was with the finance committe. 

Relatives of four family members who were brutally murdered in Kiambu County are living in fear as robbers allegedly target funeral contributions. 

Reports indicate that on Thursday evening, robbers were attempted to gain entry to the home at a period well-wishers were making contributions for the send-off. 

The relatives now want the national government to provide them with security over fears more attacks will occur before they can bury their departed kin.

“I was alerted by the security guards at midnight that there were two people who wanted to open the gate. That is when I informed the area chief who called the police,” said Allan Warunge, a brother of the slain head of the Kiambu family.

Warunge said that a security guard had thwarted a break-in by two suspected robbers who were trying to open the gate at night.

He said the family had been disturbed over fears of more attacks.

Kiambaa police boss, Muchiri Nyaga, said that the thugs wanted to steal the funeral money.

However, at the time, there was no money in the home, and that the burial committee was handling the finances. 

Following the murders, Lawrence Warunge, a student, has confessed to the crime, telling the police that he killed his father, Nicholas Warunge, his mother Ann Wanjiku, his brother Christian Njenga Njoroge, cousin Maxwell Njenga and farmhand James Kinyanjui Wambaa.

The family members were killed on the night of January 5 in Karura village, Kiambu County.

The university student later showed detectives where he had disposed of the murder weapons and the clothes he wore during the massacre.