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Laikipia family seeks justice over murder of kin 12 years ago

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The family of the late Agnes Wanjiru who was allegedly murdered by a British soldier is still seeking for justice 12 years later.

Speaking in Nanyuki town during a session with the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Defence, Intelligence and Foreign relations, Esther Njoki, a niece to the late Wanjiru said that there has been a lot of back and forth in seeking for justice which seems to hit a dead end everytime.

Njoki was categorical that the case has taken ages and put hard questions on why the Kenyan investigative organs have take so long in concluding the investigations for the perpetrators to be brought to book, adding that the session with the committee could be any other sitting as the family has had so many of such that have born no fruits.

Resident of Nanyuki town criticized the British Army Unit Kenya (BATUK), for unfair unemployment to the locals  saying that no impact has been felt in Nanyuki town due to the huge presence of the unit in Kenya, adding that tenders are also issued unfairly, while other noted that Batuk presence have been felt in different quotas but more needed to be done.

The Committee hair Nelson Koech said that the law has changed and any atrocity against a Kenyan by a foreign soldier will be dealt with using the Kenyan law and constitution assuring justice to Wanjiru’s family.

He said that they have listened to all injustices and the positive things and they will prepare a just report.

Area leaders led by MPs Mwangi Kiunjuri, Jane Kagiri and Deputy Governor Reuben Kamuri urged the committee to fastrack the report so that those who have suffered at the hands of the British army can get justice.

The Committee heads to Samburu County and later to Doldol in Laikipia North for the same engagement today and Thursday

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