A heartless and crazy man has ambushed a little girl and r*ped her in her house before murdering her with an axe.
Residents of Kihila in Vihiga County of Kenya were left in shock after a Form One secondary school student was ambushed inside her house by an unknown assailant, r*ped and hacked to death on Saturday night.
According to reports, 14-year-old Dinah Tharula, who was a student at Kidinye Secondary School, was discovered dead by the uncle who went to check on her Sunday morning.
Giving more information about the incident, Vihiga police boss Alfred Angengo, said the suspect had used a machete or axe to kill her.
“We recovered a used condom at the scene. We suspect she was killed using either a panga or an axe as the body was in a bad state,” Mr Angengo was quoted by the Standard.
Angengo disclosed that there were signs of a struggle between the girl and the attacker before he managed to subdue her.
Also speaking, a neighbour, Joyce Monyani revealed that the girl had been living with the grandmother who had unfortunately travelled to her matrimonial home when the brutal incident happened.
“The uncle stayed with her until late in the night and left the house after securing all the doors,” Monyani confirmed.
Aggrey Esendi, the deceased’s teacher, urged the government to immediately commence investigations and bring the culprit to book.
“We don’t know what the killer wanted in such a young girl with a bright future ahead of her. We urge the government to make sure justice is served as soon as possible,” Mr Esendi requested the government.
Police have launched investigations into the incident and have urged the public to volunteer any information that would be of assistance to them.