In Siaya County, two people have been taken into custody for allegedly beating an 11-year-old girl to death after she stole Sh200.
Police are detaining Cornell Ogeno Mugai and Leonida Awuor Owino, who are purported to be the parents of Gabriel Atieno Ogeno, the girl who died, while they conduct further investigations into the murder.
According to police reports from the Bondo Police Station, a nurse at the Bondo Sub-County Hospital reported that a child had been brought to the hospital dead and had numerous bruises all over her body.
After recording a statement and an OB 08/01/2024 issued, police boss Cleti Kimaiyo said officers from the station visited the hospital and found the lifeless body of the deceased at the casualty unit.Upon interrogation, he said they established that the deceased had allegedly stolen Sh200 from her father, Cornell Ogeno at their Masita home.
This provoked the parents to discipline the child by canning her before she lost consciousness.
Kimaiyo said their efforts to rush the girl to the hospital for medical attention bore no fruit as she was pronounced dead on arrival.
He said two wooden sticks that were used to beat the child have been recovered and will be used as exhibits.
The body of the deceased has been moved to Bondo Sub-County Hospital Mortuary for postmortem examination.
Kimaiyo further said they are seeking more statements from witnesses to establish the motive and the extent of the injuries as they wait for the autopsy report.