Emotions ran high during the burial of 17-year-old Syengo Nyamai at his parent’s home at Kathungu village in Kathungi location, Kitui Central constituency.
Syengo a Form 2 student at Mavindini Secondary School died under unclear circumstances and his body was found lying in a nearby forest. The late was suspected to be murdered after winning a Ksh. 200,000 Betika bet. The family called upon the investigative agencies to complete their investigations so that the family can get justice for their son.
In the burial attended by hundreds of mourners, the late Syengo was eulogized as a humble young man who was full of energy and ready to pursue his dreams.
“My brother was killed on his way to school, we found him after three days of searching for him. This thing has brought sadness to us because we are yet to comprehend how he was killed, so we call on those who were involved to be charged and know how our brother was killed. I call upon the investigative agencies to speed up so that we can get justice because our hearts are bleeding,” Gideon Nyamai, the brother to the late said.
The students and teachers eulogized Syengo as a disciplined student who interacted well with the other students and also his teachers saying that it is a big loss to the school fraternity. They also cursed those who did the heinous act to take away the life of Syengo to never find peace.
“He was a young boy full of dreams, we know God will deal with those who killed him and we pray that God will give wisdom to the Government agencies dealing with this matter because we want to know them. We as a school condole with the family, it is a loss to us,” Benson Malinda, the school principal remarked.
Katiwa Kilimu, the chief of the Kathungi location warned those who might have ill motives to kill innocent people to stop sad and requested those who might have information on those who killed the young boy to provide the information to government agencies.
“The issue is at the safe hands of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), although it may take time, I urge those who have information on who killed Syengo to give out the details so that the DCI may expedite their investigations. If you have any reports share them with us because that is what will help instead of going around spreading rumors,” Chief Katiwa said.
The Chief also warned those who issue their identity cards to under eighteen children to register sim cards to stop that because it is exposing the children to danger and its a crime.
The late Syengo was reported to have registered a sim card using another person’s identity card because he was under age and it’s the line that he used to bet and won the Ksh. 200,000. Two suspects who were the last people seen with the deceased are being detained at Itoleka Police Station as the investigation continues.