The leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has condemned the recent cases of kidnappings, defilement, and killings of women and children.
Through a statement on Twitter, Raila wants the National Police to crack down on the criminals and bring the perpetrators to book. For instance, Odinga says the gruesome murders have been going on for quite some time with vulnerable women and children suffering at the hands of those who should protect them.
He further called on the Judiciary to speed up the cases regarding the same and ensure justice is serviced to the victims and their families.
“Children are being plucked from their playgrounds, picked on the way to or from school and places of worship and from the balconies and doorsteps of their parents’ houses and slaughtered by adults. Girls and women are being killed in cold blood by supposed lovers, husbands and even parents,” the statement reads in part.
According to Odinga, the delay in serving justice makes the criminals bolder hence public institutions and the general public should join hands in bringing a stop to this menace.
“Kenyans must speak out loudly against the slaughter of children and gender-based violence. These murders cannot be treated as personal or family matters. These are Kenyan matters and must be treated as such,” the statement added.
In the past one week alone, over 10 minors have been reported missing with some found defiled and murdered. For instance, a wanted serial killer, Evans Juma Wanjala was arrested on Saturday for luring, assaulting, defiling, and murdering five girls.
The girls were identified as Linda Cherono, 13, Mary Elusa, 14, Grace Njeri, 12, Stacy Nabiso, 10, and Lucy Wanjiru, 15.
In yet another incident, Masten Wanjala, a 20-year-old man was nabbed by the DCI for abducting, executing two minors in Kabete. The suspects are expected to be arraigned in court later today.