15-year-old girl caned to death by the father and mother

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Detectives based in Nairobi’s Kilimani area are probing a case where a father, mother & brother to a 15-yr-old girl, are suspected to have beaten her to death on Thursday night for running away from home.

Coptic hospital’s management through Mrs. Norine Mwende (a clinical officer) told detectives that on May 20, 2021, at around 2100 hours, the hospital received a 15-year-old patient, who has been a student at Kiteta Girls Secondary in Mbooni, Makueni County.

She was accompanied by her father, Franklin Ntwiga Marangu for a medical check-up, since she had allegedly run away from home and failed to report to school. She was examined and discharged, where the father took her back home at Jamhuri showground quarters.

However, in the wee hours of yesterday, the deceased was rushed to the same hospital after she allegedly collapsed at home following a serious beating from her father, mother (Ms. Benedetta Mbeni Muthoka-an administration assistant working at ASK showground), and the girl’s elder brother (Ntwiga Ian Marangu) who is a student at the Technical University of Kenya.

Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead on arrival. The clinical officer said that her body had bruises all over, a sign that she had been grievously assaulted. Detectives from DCI Kilimani who visited the scene recovered one PPR pipe believed to have been used to beat up the deceased and is being held as an exhibit.

As further investigations continue, the three suspects have been placed in custody at Kilimani police station. The body is awaiting postmortem at the Coptic hospital morgue.

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