Murders targeting women and children shake Laikipia, Nyandarua

Members of the Ol Kalou PCEA carry the casket bearing the body of Lucy Wanjiru, a high school student, at the Ol Kalou JM Memorial Hospital mortuary on November 20, 2018. Lucy was brutally murdered by unknown assailants. Fifteen such killings have been reported in the past five months in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The murders follow a similar pattern — they happen past midnight and are executed by assailants who rarely steal anything.

  • In most cases, the victims are hacked to death. The murderous gang usually dig holes to access the houses where their victims are sleeping.

A spate of killings targeting women and children in Nyandarua and Laikipia counties has sent shivers down the spines of residents.

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