Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has cautioned that those behind the death of Deputy Inspector General Edward Njoroge’s daughter Meline Waithera Njoroge would face the consequences.
Waithera died on Thursday, June 17, after she was sandwiched between two matatus as she was crossing Tom Mboya Street in the morning.
Speaking during her burial in Kiambu County on Wednesday, the CS said that the incident was a reminder of vices that had cropped up in the society that needed to be nipped in the bud.
“As we come to bury this child, we are also rudely reminded about some vices that happen in our society that we can avoid. How this child died is as a result of reckless matatu drivers.
“This is someone who was just walking on the pavement of a road and some fellow who was driving at a place he was not supposed to, hit her. That is how this child met her death,” he said.
The tough-looking CS vowed that the perpetrators of the crime would be brought to book.
“It is moments like this that we are reminded that some of us engage in conduct and behavior that gets us here. Now we are burying a very promising young girl.
“We would not be here today if it were not for some mad characters who were driving all over the place,” Matiang’i added.
He acknowledged that Waithera’s incident was just one among the many that had not been brought to the limelight.
Matiang’I also read out President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tribute, who eulogized the deceased as humble despite coming from a well-to-do family.
“Waithera’s death is a devastating loss not just to her family and friends but to all those who knew and interacted with her. As human beings, we may have a lot of questions but I want all of you to stay encouraged,” read part of the president’s tribute.