Residents mill around a crime scene. PHOTO/PRESS POINT

By John Mugendi

Police in Kirinyaga have launched investigations into the raping and killing of a middle aged woman at Kangai area.

Njeri Gatimu’s body was found dumped near Thiba river last Saturday morning.

It is suspected she was attacked while on her way home from Karii market where she had gone to buy tomatoes the previous evening.

Residents have been asked to volunteer information to help in arrest of the criminals.

The locals have called for intensified night patrols to quell the rising insecurity which has spread fear and panic among the local community.

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