A funeral programme for the joint burial of four family members who were murdered on the night of Tuesday, January 5, has revealed the pain that the family had in compiling the eulogy.
This is after one of the family members, Lawrence Warunge, confessed to killing the four members of his family including his parents, brother and cousin.
In a funeral programme seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the family indicated that the four were killed by unknown people on the fateful night.
"On the night of Tuesday 5th January 2021, unknown people gained access to the late Nicholas Njoroge’s family home in Ndundu, Karura Village and murdered all the family members who were present.Four family members who were murdered on January 5, 2021 in Kiambaa, Kiambu County.(COURTESY)
"Nicholas Njoroge was killed together with his wife Ann Wanjiku Njoroge, last born son Christian Njenga and adopted nephew Maxwell Njenga. Earlier in the night, they had accessed the adjacent compound and killed the late James Kinyanjui, a mason, who was guarding a construction site," reads the funeral programme.
The eulogy made no reference to a confession made by the couple's first born son, Lawrence, who admitted to committing the murders.
A pictorial on the euology book did not include photos of Lawrence's social moments with his family although he was recognised as a son and brother to the deceased.
"They were blessed with four beautiful children namely; Lawrence Warunge born in 1998, Joyce Njeri (2001), Grace Karagi (2006) and Christian Njenga (2007)," the family said of the parent's relationship with the son suspected to have killed them.
"He was a loving brother Lawrence Warunge, Joyce Njeri and Grace Karagi," the brother's eulogy read in part.
Warunge, who is currently in custody, led detectives to a spot where he disposed of the murder weapons and other key exhibits at a pit latrine in Mai Mahiu.
Postmortem results of all the victims revealed that they had succumbed to multiple stab wounds likely inflicted by the same person.
Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor stated that the five had similar injuries, stab wounds to the chest and blunt force trauma to the head.
Great vessels of the neck were injured thus leading to massive blood loss and eventual death.
The autopsy revealed that Nicholas and Christian had suffered the most injuries.
On the other hand, Wanjiku's arms were injured indicating her attempts to block the perpetrator's blows.Lawrence Warunge and Sarah Muthoni when they appeared in court on January 11, 2021.
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