Kenyan Environmentalist Joanna Stuchburry Shot Dead

Unknown assailants on Thursday evening shot dead an environmentalist Joana Stuchburry outside her Kiambu house, central Kenya.

She was reported to have been shot four times in her driveway by an award-winning conservationist Dr. Paula Kahumbu via a post on her Facebook account.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the deceased as a steadfast champion for the environment, lauding her for protecting Kiambu Forest from encroachment.

The Head of State condemned the killings describing the killers as cowards and enemies of the country.

“It is very sad, unfortunate, and regrettable that evil people have senselessly taken away the life of Joanna Stuchburry in such a senseless manner.

“For the longest time, Joanna has been a steadfast champion for the conservation of our environment and is remembered for her relentless efforts to protect Kiambu forest from encroachment,” read part of President Kenyatta’s message of condolence.

Kenyatta directed the security agencies to hunt the perpetrators, arrest and bring them to book.

“My government will pursue and apprehend the criminals behind the killing of Joanna. We will not allow a few misguided individuals to continue shedding the blood of innocent people working hard to make Kenya a better place for all of us,” Kenyatta promised.

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