The Burial of Betty Barasa, a Kenyan journalist murdered by unknown gunmen, will take place today at her Ngong home, southwest of Nairobi.
Betty was a senior editor at Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation (KBC) in Kenya’s capital.
The deceased was shot dead on April 7 at her home.
She was confronted by three men armed with AK-47 rifles and G3 rifles at the gate shortly after returning from work before leading her to the house where they held her family hostage.
The gunmen ransacked the house while demanding money.
According to Betty’s family, two criminals were charged to watch over her husband Geoffrey Barasa and their three children and the other one frogmarched the deceased upstairs as she pleads for her life. The husband was warned against raising the alarm by the thugs.
Gunshots followed the eerie silence in the house, and the journalist was no more.
“One of them, holding the weapon on my neck, ordered me to lift my left hand. I did, and he removed the wedding ring. That was when I heard two gunshots. The thug who was outside made a call and said they had ‘finished the work.”
“After securely locking the doors, I rushed upstairs and found my wife already dead, in a pool of blood,” said the husband.
The autopsy report revealed that Betty had a single bullet in her head that was fired on the face.
Police said the killers were in constant communication with unknown people noting that they were on a killing mission, not robbery.
“There might be more to this robbery than what we already know,” said the police.
So far, no arrest has been made, and the gunmen are said to have put on gloves and balaclavas to avoid detection.