The National, Friday October 11th, 2013
By ZACHERY PER
THOSE involved in the killing of former Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Peter Waieng will face the law, Justice Minister and Attorney-General Kerenga Kua says.
Kua, who had said the death penalty should be applied to murderers, made this known to Waieng’s relatives, Narku tribesmen and the people of Kundiawa, Chimbu, when Waieng’s body arrived there from Port Moresby.
Kua said the investigation was progressing at a snail’s pace but he was confident they would eventually get to the bottom of the killing and have those responsible brought to justice.
State Enterprises Minister Ben Micah and chief executive officers of state-owned enterprises accompanied Waieng’s body to Kundiawa.
Chuave MP Wera Mori called on the investigating team not to leave any stone unturned.
Mori said the killing of one of the elites from Chimbu was unacceptable to the people of the province.
Pr Apa Morma, who spoke on behalf of Waieng’s family, asked Kua to ensure those behind the killing faced justice.
Micah described Waieng as an aggressive leader who believed in achieving results and that his death was a loss, not only for the people of the Narku tribe and Chimbu, but the country.
Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Tobias Kulangs aid they had lost a vibrant young leader.
He thanked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for committing to support Waieng’s children.
Thousands of mourners poured in from all corners of Kundiawa town and hung around the perimeter fence of Kundiawa airport as the aircraft landed at around 2.45pm yesterday.