October 25, 2011
- Mauryn and her husband who is facing charges for her murder
THE remains of a Kenyan woman who was brutally murdered by her husband in the USA were flown into the country and buried over the weekend. A somber mood engulfed the family of Ms Mauryn Eunice Masire, 39, who met her death after she was stabbed 64 times by her Liberian husband in their house in Minesota on September 13th this year. The family appealed to the government to assist them follow up on the case and also secure her property and documents.
Earlier, the family through the deceased’s elder brother, Boney Masire, had appealed for financial help to assist them bring the body home. They had required atleast Sh1.5Million. The deceased’s mother, Josephine Masire, 62, said the loss of her daughter was a big blow to the family.
The deceased was stabbed by her Liberian husband Prince Moore,53, in their house after a disagreement. Bonny said his sister who used to work at Nyali Beach Hotel was jovial and always kept in touch. He said Mauryn’s husband, who also had minor stab wounds to his neck and chest when found by police, has since been charged with second degree murder.
According to various internet sources, The suspect, who claimed it was in self-defence said Masira had tried to stab him while he was asleep. He was charged with second-degree murder. According to the family, the late Mauryn was born on September 9, 1972. She attended college in Minnesota for her Licensed Practical Nurse certification and graduated with honours. She was pursuing a degree in nursing.
The family thanked Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Assistant Minister Foreign Affairs Richard Onyonka, Kenyan ambassador to USA P Odembo, United Christian Church, Minneapolis pastor Charles Goah, President to Kenya Community in Minnesota, Jeremiah Charles Goah, and the media, among those who assisted them.