Residents of Kithimu Village, Embu County are reeling from shock and fear following the rape and murder of a 93-year-old woman.
The victim’s body was found Wednesday morning by her relatives who found the door to the kitchen where she slept wide open. The deceased’s granddaughter says she found her naked and lifeless in the kitchen which also doubled up as her bedroom.
Area assistant Chief James Nyaga confirmed the incident saying investigations are underway. No arrests had been made by the time of going to press.
The administrator said that the incident comes barely two weeks after an 8-year-old girl was found defiled and murdered in the same area.
Residents have now expressed fear over the gruesome attacks where women, young and old, have become targets.
They want security agents to beef up patrol and bring the suspect/s to book as soon as possible.