By Wahome Thuku via FB
THE MAKING OF A PRIME MINISTER
WAKI REPORT PAGE 507,….2008
I went and got charcoal from a neighbour and then headed toward my house. When I got there, my wife informed me that there could be trouble, and further, that two people had visited us and told her that is the youth intending to cause violence came to our compound, she should scream and they would come to our rescue. At the time, my sons were in the men’s house.
When I went outside, I saw about 40 armed youths at the end of my farm. The said armed youth were talking with two neighbours so I alerted my wife that there was trouble The said armed youths ran into my compound screaming and my sons got out of their houses. I asked one of the attacking youth, why they were attacking us. I told him that is it was land they wanted, they should just let my family leave.
All this. time, they were shooting arrows at us and throwing stones, while they made sounds like dogs. He then replied that they wanted five heads from my compound. My sons asked me to get back into the house and my wife and I retreated to the bedroom, where I continued pleading with the attackers through the window. The attackers had torched all the houses.
While I was still at the window, I saw one of my sons being hit with a club on the chest and he screamed. I called to him to get into the house. I got under a bed with my grandson. My wife also got under another the bed, but on the side facing the door. The attackers gained entry into the house by forcing the door open. They got hold of my grandsons whom they threw out of the door where they were murdered.
My wife screamed and the attackers pulled her out from under the bed and hit her on the head with a club before they slit her throat with a knife. Before they killed her, she was screaming, “brother, why are you attacking us?’ He replied telling her that the time for brotherhood was over and she had better pray.
While I was at the window pleading with them to allow us safe passage out of the village, I recognized 14 people who I knew to be amongst the attackers. Four of them killed members of my family including my wife, three sons, my daughter and two grandchildren. One carried petrol, one was and elder, one was the leader and carried a gun, one was a teacher and there were others. Only one has been arrested.
One son escaped through the window and was pursued by the attackers for over two kilometres. My daughter-in-law who was also hiding under the bed with her daughter and another granddaughter, escaped after the attackers pursued my son and hid under some bushes near.