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Woman beats son to death

19 December 2013, 16:07 Mwangi Karanja

Kitale - A middle aged woman in Moi’s Bridge, Uasin-Gishu County, beat to death her 13-year-boy to death Wednesday night after he allegedly spent KES 1 000 meant for the purchase of eggs.

Moi’s Bridge area Chief, Wilson Sirma who confirmed the incident, said that the incident happened at around 8 PM, adding that the woman, Helen Imana, was arrested and is expected to be arraigned in court after investigations are completed.

He said that the deceased had been sent to buy eggs at a shop in the village but failed to return in time prompting her mother to follow him, whereupon she found the boy, James Imana, had already spent all the money.

“The boy was given a thousand shilling note to go and buy eggs for supper, but he decided to use the money to buy other things,” he said.

He added, “The angry woman mercilessly beat the boy then took him to his room, but early today morning when she went to wake him up, she discovered that he had passed away.”

Sirma urged parents in the area to avert from using ruthless means of punishment on their children saying those found will be taken to court.

The body of the deceased was taken to Kitale district Mortuary.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man hanged himself Wednesday night at his house in LuKhuna village, Trans Nzoia County, after his mother told him that there was no food for supper.

Hassan Kisia was heard saying that he was tired of living in poverty and that he was planning to save himself from the shame surrounding his family.

“I told him that the family was going to have something in the morning only to find him dangling on the roof of his room today morning,” said his mother.

Trans Nzoia County police commandant, Lilian Okembo confirmed the incident saying that investigations have already been launched to ascertain the reasons behind his death.

The body of the deceased has been moved to Kitale district Mortuary for postmortem.

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