Emotions high as Chief is laid to rest
Emotions ran high at the burial ceremony of an Assistant Chief who was stabbed to death at Kiamugumo primary school grounds , Kirinyaga East Sub- County .
Those who were close to the area Assistant Chief Denis Magu Njeru shed tears as they eulogized a man who was dear to them and down to earth even upon being appointed to the prestigious Provincial Administration.
His age-mates tearfully narrated before the mourners how they schooled together at primary and secondary school and even shared many good times together as youths.
They described him as a man of all seasons who taught Sunday school, initiated many development projects for the church and who led by example by being a model small scale farmer despite his recent acquired societal status.
He was appointed to the position of an Assistant Chief just slightly over six months ago and had started off on a high note becoming the darling of the area residents .
Magu met his tragic death on the eve of Dec 15 after he was confronted by s wife of 14 years with a knife after a bitter domestic disagreement.
From left nominated MCAs Caroline Murithi (wakaiimbi), Albina Nyaga and Rose Njeru ( warubeni and mother to the deceased ), during the burial ceremony for the late Kiamugumo Assistant Chief Denis Njeru Magu yesterday.
He was stabbed on the chest and fell down bleeding profusely only for the wife to get out screaming for help during the 10 pm incident.
Njeru’s mother Wanjiru was the first to respond only to find the lifeless body of his first born lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen .
County political leaders present at the ceremony urged couples to respect, tolerate and value each other.
Led by the County Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici, the leaders also said it was important for couples to respect the privacy of each other.
Ngirici said though marriages were not a walk in the park nor a bed of roses , an aggrieved partner should just walk away in the event the other one became violent .
“If you sense your marriage is has hit rock bottom and beyond reprieve don’t wait to be violated but juts walk out and leave the aggressive partner instead of waiting to be killed like we have witnessed in Gichugu during the last one month, “ she tols the mourners.
And the area parliamentary aspirant Dr Njagi Makanga who was present at the funeral vowed to ensure stringent and deterrent laws were in place to contain the underworld of drugs .
He said most of the murders and related domestic violence were caused by the influence of drugs as attested by the multiple murders of five family members at Kathata village on the night of November 28 .
The family head was said to have wiped out the entire family from the wife to his four children with by hacking them with an axe at about 2 am on the material date .
Yesterday Njagi said had there been stringent laws in place to ruthlessly deal with suppliers , retailers and consumers of drugs such a bizarre incidents would not have occurred after it emerged the perpetrator was a drug addict .
The aspirant said he will also ensure counselors were available at the grass root level to be able to monitor and counter any emerging unusual behavior by couples or the youth.
“Other than the legislation of the stringent laws once I get to the National Assembly next year , I will also be keenly watching a sample of families likely to be involved in drug taking through the advice of the grass root counselors I will have hired ,’ he said.
Njagi on the other hand said he will embark on cleansing of the negative image Gichugu had acquired to the recent nasty incidents among them the raping of a 96 year old granny by a 30 old youth at Kamwana area.
Gichugu parliamentary aspirant Dr Njagi Makanga briefing the media at Kiamugumo primary school grounds during the funeral service for the late assistant chief for Kiamugumo Sub-Location ,Denis Njeru Magu who was stabbed to death allegedly by his wife during a domestic quarell on the eve of December 12th.
Added Njagi “ by holding a massive demonstration in the area to condemn and denounce such barbaric acts of this mature , we will have hammered the point home and I believe this will create awareness to our people to shun such ugly and unthinkable criminal acts,”.
The late Njeru was the son of a nominated area MCA Rose Wanjiru ( warubeni ), while her colleagues Albina Nyaga and Caroline Murithi (wakaiimbi), attended the ceremony.