Teacher implicated in Whk murders in ICU

11 Oct 2015 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 OCT (NAMPA) - A Windhoek teacher arrested in connection with the alleged murder of two women on Friday, was on Sunday still receiving treatment in the Katutura State Hospital after a failed suicide attempt.
The suspect, a teacher at Augustineum Secondary School, was arrested after he was found attempting to commit suicide in the vicinity of the school Friday night.
He is now fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Katutura State Hospital under the surveillance of members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).
His identity cannot be made public at this time as he is yet to appear before court.
The Head of Media Relations at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said in a media statement availed to Nampa on Sunday a suicide note was found in the suspected killer’s possession when he was arrested.
The bodies of the two deceased women were found in the bushes behind Elim Primary School in Khomasdal at about 15h30.
The bodies of the deceased persons - Cecilia Kambuu Kuaseua, 30, and Jaqueline Kuaseua, 18 - were found in a riverbed by a passer-by who alerted the police.
Jaqueline was a Grade 10 learner at Augustineum Secondary School.
The bodies are now being kept at the mortuary. Autopsies will determine the exact cause of death and whether the victims were raped.
The police investigation to establish the exact circumstances that led to the loss of lives and the suspect killer's failed attempt to end his life continues.
Shikwambi further said the deceased are reportedly sisters, but details of what relationship they had with the suspect are still under investigation.
The younger woman had on an Augustineum Secondary School uniform.
The Vice Chairperson of the National Council, Margaret Mensah-Williams, who immediately rushed to the scene of the crime of Friday afternoon, has condemned the murder in the strongest terms, saying nobody has the right to murder someone.
“It’s so sad because the parents or family members of the deceased might still be waiting for their children at home and now they have to see or hear that their loved ones have been murdered,” she said.
Large numbers of people had gathered at the scene, which was cordoned off by the police.
Mensah-Williams urged young people not to share such sensitive content on social media and to allow the authorities to deal with the matter.
A concerned resident of Khomasdal, Eric Fisch shared his grievance, saying, “Enough is enough, the death penalty should be reinstated. We cannot tolerate any more murders of young girls in this country.”
(NAMPA)
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