Woman shot dead by police at City Park buried in Murang’a

Janet Wangui Waiyaki was burial. []

Janet Wangui Waiyaki, the woman who was shot by police at City Park in Parklands on May 20 has been laid to rest.

The 41-year-old mother of three was buried on Thursday at her husband’s home in Murang’a.

At the time of the shooting incident, she was together with her husband’s nephew Bernard Chege, 26, who is recuperating in hospital.

An autopsy report conducted on the deceased showed that she died as a result of internal bleeding where a bullet damaged her vital organs and was finally lodged in her left lung.

Family and friends eulogized the deceased as a loving mother and an astute businesswoman.

“I feel that if we had talked more, her death could not have happened. If one has never sinned he or she should be the first person to point fingers at others,” her best friend Dr. Rose Njoki said according to Daily Nation.

“And again we know people for different reasons. As for me, I knew her as a staunch Seventh Day Adventist who had firm values. I have indeed lost a trusted friend.”

Their first born, Leon Gathima (13) eulogized her mother as loving.

“We don’t know what to do mom. We never thought we would lose you; where will we go from here; we still have no clue,” he said.

Jomo Waiyaki, Janet’s cousin said the family is waiting for those responsible for her shooting to be arraigned in court.

“It’s true Janet has left a mark. As a family we have nobody to blame since we know government agencies are investigating the mastermind of her death and we believe they will be brought to book,” he stated.

She was married to businessman George Kirubi for 17 years and together, they had three children.

Kirubi was urged to take good care of them now that their mother was gone.