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No room for niceties, Laikipia county tells UK’s Marriott ahead of visit

The Laikipia government has said residents will accept nothing short of  prosecution of culprits behind the murder of Agnes Wanjiru.

This comes ahead of British High Commissioner Jane Marriott’s visit to the county on Wednesday alongside a UK minister.

In a statement on Tuesday, county director of Communication Muchiri Gitonga said anything short of prosecution will be a mockery and travesty of justice to the deceased’s family.

“If urgent action is not taken against those who took the life of Agnes Wanjiru, it will be assumed that there is an intention to cover up the crime with layers of bureaucratic rigmarole,” Gitonga said.

The visit comes at the time when the country is enraged by the revelation of a possible cover-up of Wanjiru’s murder by a British solder nine years ago in Nanyuki.

Gitonga said that during the visit, Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa should seize the opportunity and demand justice for Wanjiru.

“Both UK and the Kenyan government have had a cordial relationship for decades. It will be unfortunate to let a few malcontents go scot-free yet it is clear who committed the heinous crime of the murder of Agnes Wanjiru.”

Earlier during the day, Wamalwa told MPs that the British government has committed to cooperating in the country’s effort to ensure the soldier who murdered Wanjiru is brought to book.

Speaking when he appeared before the Defence Committee, Wamalwa said he held bilateral talks with British High Commissioner Jane Marriott over the matter that has caused a public outcry.

“I want to assure you that we did engage the British government and we received a high level of commitment on cooperation,” he said.

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