Teacher killed in Garissa attack was to wed in April


The family of one of the teachers killed by Al-Shabaab militants in Garissa, Kenya is struggling to come to terms with his brutal death.

Sammy Muthui, 29, who hailed from Mikwa village, Kyuso Sub-County in Kitui County, was set to wed in April this year.

The family was still torn about informing the bride that her beloved’s life had been brutally snuffed out by the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorists.

Sammy met his death on Monday, January 13, when the militants attacked Kamuthe Boarding Primary School in Garissa County.

His father, Bernard Kimanzi, said his death is a big blow to the family.

The 29-year-old was employed by Teachers Service Commission and the Kamuthe was his first posting.

His father said Sammy was asleep when the heavily armed militia struck at about 2am.

Kimanzi said he had invested heavily in his son and that the family ought to be compensated by the national government for his death.

The father described the departed as having been a calm young man who got along well with others and supported his parents.

His elder brother, Victor Mutinda, said Sammy was his only hope of bettering his life as he had promised to get him a motorcycle to venture into the boda boda business.


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