Wanjiru murder: British MP Jesse Phillips raises over Ksh.1M for victim's daughter

Wanjiru murder: British MP Jesse Phillips raises over Ksh.1M for victim's daughter

  • Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley, is looking at raising Ksh.1.5 million for the Wanjiru’s daughter and a look at the the Crowdfunder account shows it has so far raised about Ksh.1.1 million.
  • According to the legislator, the funds will go towards supporting Stacy, daughter to Agnes Wanjiru.

A British Member of Parliament Jesse Phillips has taken it upon herself to start a crowd funder account for the daughter of slain Kenyan woman Agnes Wanjiru who was allegedly killed by a British soldier.

Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley, is looking at raising Ksh.1.5 million for the Wanjiru’s daughter and a look at the the Crowdfunder account shows it has so far raised about Ksh.1.1 million.

According to the legislator, the funds will go towards supporting Stacy, daughter to Agnes Wanjiru.

“Her name was Agnes Wanjiru let's make it so her daughter Stacy has a better chance than she did. Let's show her that here in the UK we can see her.”

Since learning about the circumstances of the death of Agnes Wanjiru, Phillips has been very vocal through her Twitter account vowing to ensure that Wanjiru finds justice.

Phillips posted on her Twitter account; “Thank you so much to all who have donated already, it means so much to all involved. Your comments and messages are being passed over to the family. Please help in any small way you can. We cannot right this wrong but we can show our humanity.” 

What really angered the MP was the media revelation that after the death of Wanjiru, the accused British soldier allegedly joked about the killing on Facebook.

“Joking about sexually exploiting poor women is bad enough, lols about how one of them had been killed possibly by one of the group is sickening. The MoD must act immediately & transparently to investigate & stop mitigating and quibbling on responsibility.” Phillips said.

She added that even though the government is embarrassed about the outcome of the case, safety of citizens should be its’ first priority.

“Why is the Defence secretary not concerned immediately with the risk of a possible killer at large. Cover up or no cover up surely responsibility to safety of citizens overrides embarrassment of how this may have been handled in the past,” she posed.

Phillips has vowed to continue working on the case and as well other broader issues of abuse.

“I will also be working with colleagues to get answers from the MoD on this case and why it hasn't been investigated and the broader issue of abuses. It’s important to say that many British soldiers appalled by this story have been in touch to help.”

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