It is a dark moment in Kitui county following the cold murder of Benjamin Muema Kinyali popularly known as Benja.
Benja was murdered and his body burned and dumped in a thicket near Kwa Vonza which is about 25 kilometers from Kitui town along the Kitui-Machakos road.
His remains were taken to Kitui referral hospital mortuary.
One of his closest friends who sought anonymity informed Bahari.co.ke that he (Benja) was online on WhatsApp until 0040hrs on Wednesday.
“On getting news of his murder, I tried to call him severally but his phone was unreachable,” he said.
While sending condolences to the family,National Youth Council (NYC)Chairman in Kitui County Aggrey Nzomo said “I take this opportunity to share a message of condolence to the family and friends of Benja following his sudden demise. Benja was one of our youth leaders from Kitui Rural with outstanding leadership qualities. He was a hardworking youth whose generosity and integrity will remain as his key definition. His untimely departure leaves behind an emotionally and psychologically disturbed youth fraternity, friends and family.
On the same note, we call upon govt agencies and related bodies to expedite investigations into the cause of his brutal death. We pray that justice will be served to the family and friends.”
Benja was a staunch supporter of Kitui Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu.