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Girl shot dead in Mathare protests buried – PHOTOS

A somber mood engulfed Isecha village in Manga, Kisii County on Friday during the burial of Stephanie Moraa, the 10 year-old pupil felled by a bullet during riots in Mathare two weeks ago.

Her parents Damacline and George Mokaya described her death as a severe blow to the family. They said they want justice for their young one.

“We want the circumstances surrounding her death to be investigated to their logical conclusion,” said Mr Mokaya who accused the government of not even paying the family a visit to condole with them.

Ten year-old Stephanie Moraa who was shot dead during protests in Mathare. PHOTO | COURTESY
Ten year-old Stephanie Moraa who was shot dead during protests in Mathare. PHOTO | COURTESY

He eulogised his daughter as a “brilliant girl, and in who I had banked my hope. ”

Mr Mokaya,  at some point, claimed there were people who wanted to steal the girl’s body and dump it elsewhere.

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Stephanie ‘s mother  described her daughter’s death as one that left a big gap in her heart.

“She is the only daughter I played with, we ate together and laughed together, ” she said in her tribute.

Relatives and friends view the body of the late Stephanie Moraa during her burial service on August 25, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
Relatives and friends view the body of the late Stephanie Moraa during her burial service on August 25, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
George Mokaya his wife Damacline Kerubo during the burial of their daughter Stephanie Moraa at their rural home in Isecha village, Kitutu Chache North constituency, Kisii County on Friday August 25, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
George Mokaya his wife Damacline Kerubo during the burial of their daughter Stephanie Moraa at their rural home in Isecha village, Kitutu Chache North constituency, Kisii County on Friday August 25, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

The mother of two said she could not understand how her daughter died as result of a political struggle she knew  nothing of.

Family members said they want the government to “come clean on the matter. ”

Mr Mokaya Ingare, the grandfather to the girl, urged the government to compensate the family for the loss.