Despite political arrests and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i probe into the Matungu killings, residents are yet to breath a sigh of relief as the cold-hearted gang has now claimed the life of an innocent 7-year-old boy.
Malik Moi, a Grade one boy is said to have been outside his house, while his guardians had gone for Ramadan prayers, when the knife-wielding attacker(s) stabbed him two times in the stomach and neck, killing him instantly.
“We had gone to the mosque for Magharib prayers when the attackers killed the boy and went away leaving the knife at the scene,” said Mr Juma Makokha, the grandfather.
The defenceless minor did not get a chance to raise alarm and no one in their family noticed his fight against the attacker.
Master Moi’s death brings to over 15 the number of villagers slaughtered by suspected member of 14 and 42 Bothers criminal gangs.
This comes as Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, who had been arrested over alleged involvement in the killings, threatened to sue Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai for unlawful detention.