Kirinyaga: Thugs raid school, kills watchman and loots cash

A security guard was hacked to death when gangsters raided a secondary school in Kirinyaga County.

Peterson Karimi, 60, succumbed to injuries he suffered when he was attacked with crude weapons at St Francis Waigiri Day Secondary School in Kirinyaga Central constituency.

Police said the gangsters stole two computers and Sh27,000 in cash in an incident that shocked teachers and students.

The gangsters were believed to have struck at around 3am, hey stuffed pieces of clothing in guard’s mouth, tied up his hands and dragged him into the school kitchen, where they slashed him to death.

They then broke into the administration block and looted property and cash before escaping.

When teachers and students arrived in the morning, they found the guard lying in a pool of blood and doors to the administration block damaged.

Learning was disrupted as shocked students rushed to the scene to view the body of the guard.

Area police boss Stephen Wambua said his officers rushed to the scene and found the guard dead with deep cuts in his head.

He said the body was taken to the Kerugoya Referral Hospital mortuary, as detectives started investigating the killing.

Mr Wambua said the matter was being treated as violent robbery.

He appealed to residents to cooperate with police and volunteer information that could help detectives in their investigations.

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