Detectives in Nairobi’s Kilimani area are investigating the death of a 15-year old student at Kiteta Girls Secondary School in Mbooni suspected to have been killed by her family.
Among the suspects being probed are the father, mother, and brother of the teenager who is suspected to have beaten her to death for running away from home.
The three were arrested following her death in the hospital and will be arraigned in court on Monday when police will make a miscellaneous application to retain them longer to conclude their investigations.
A post-mortem is to be conducted at Coptic Hospital mortuary to confirm the cause of her death to allow investigators to apprehend the charges to prefer against the couple and son if any.
A clinical officer at Coptic Hospital informed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers that at around 9 pm on May 20, they received a 15-year-old patient accompanied by her father, Franklin Ntwiga Marangu.
The hospital took a medical check-up since she had allegedly run away from home and failed to report to school. She was later discharged and she left together with her father back home at Jamhuri Showground quarters.
The hospital management claims that in the wee hours of Friday, the girl was rushed to the same hospital after she allegedly collapsed at home. She had received a serious beating from her parents and elder brother, a student at the Technical University of Kenya (TUK).
According to the police, she was pronounced dead on arrival at Coptic. The clinical officer said her body had bruises all over, a sign of grievous assault.
DCI officers from Kilimani visited recovered one PPR pipe from family’s house which they believe was used in the assault. It is being held as an exhibit.