Crime:9 year old girl killed in Kakamega was strangled-Autopsy

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH MARCH 2018-A nine-year-old girl who was found dead  and her body dumped in a water tank in Kakamega County was strangled to death, a report of post-mortem  conducted on her body  shows.

Police on Sunday confirmed that Sharlyne Mwanzia was hit on the head with a blunt object and then strangled.

Sharlyne, who was a Standard Three pupil at St Joseph’s Academy, went missing from her parent’s home on March 11, 2018 as she played with her brothers.

A week later, her body was found in a water tank.

Sharlyne was buried on Saturday in Kivini Village, Kisasi, Kitui County.

The man suspected of luring the girl away from her parents’ compound and killing her is still  at large .

Her Mother Colletta Mwanzia  has since appealed to Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to ensure her daughter’s killers are arrested and prosecuted.

“My family has gone through a very difficult moment trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of our daughter,” she said as she urged police to act quickly and ensure justice for Sharlyne’s murder.

This comes two days after  27 people were arrested in Kakamega Town following running battles with police during Sharlyne’s funeral procession.

Chaos erupted in the town when her body was being taken from the mortuary to Scheme Estate where her family lives.

Kakamega police boss Joseph Chebii confirmed the arrest of 27 suspects .

They will be arraigned in court on Monday to face murder related charges.

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