Slain reporter laid to rest

May 8, 2011 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7 – Former NTV journalist Sarah Wambui was on Saturday laid to rest at Langata Cemetery in Nairobi.

During the requiem mass, speakers expressed their sadness at the demise of the journalist and strongly condemned her killing.

“I hated the late for one reason, because she was a strong woman; she was going through a lot, she would share her painful story but end with a smile, she was very strong,” said one of her friends.

Catholic Priest Phillip Njuguna used the opportunity to caution people against taking lives of others, “nobody is allowed to take the life of another person.”

He also advised people to walk out of their marriages if they cannot resolve their differences instead of resulting to murder.

“If you are not getting along, pack your things and go, this is becoming the style of many young people; they are not thinking about their future, killing has punishment, a killer will be punished on earth and God will also judge him,” he said.

The priest further advised people getting into marriages to evaluate and know their partners properly before settling down.

On Wednesday it emerged that late Wambui was seeking a way out of her troubled marriage, according to communication with a non-governmental organisation that deals with domestic violence.

Facebook messages seen by Capital News between the late Wambui and Women Against Domestic Violence Chairperson Lorraine Kirigia and Founder Caroline Gikunda indicated that she was desperate to leave her matrimonial home due to what she termed as “an abusive relationship.”

According to the messages, the late Wambui had indicated that her husband, Moses Dola Otieno was to leave on May 2 for almost two years.

Mr Otieno is currently in the custody of police after he surrendered himself to the police in Naivasha on Wednesday.

Late Wambui leaves behind a two-year-old son.

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