Kilimani Couple Arrested For Beating 15-Year-Old Girl To Death
The couple was arrested on Saturday, May 22 alongside their son, who was said to have also participated in beating his sibling.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives based in Nairobi’s Kilimani area are investigating a case where a couple and son was arrested for beating their 15-year-old girl to death.
In a statement by the investigative body, the couple was arrested on Saturday, May 22 alongside their son, who was said to have also participated in beating his sibling.
According to police, the girl was beaten for running away from home.
Aerial view of Nairobi’s Kilimani Area. /FILE
"Coptic hospital’s management through Ms. Norine Mwende, a clinical officer told detectives that on Thursday, May 20 at around 9.00 pm, 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, Frankline Ntwiga Marangu for medical check up, since she had allegedly ran away from home and failed to report at school," said the sleuths in their statement.
The girl was examined and discharged, where the father took her back home at Jamhuri showground quarters. However, in the wee hours of Friday, May 21, she was rushed to the same hospital after she allegedly collapsed at home following a serious beating from her father.
Her mother, Benedetta Mbeni Muthoka, was also involved in the incident. She is an administration assistant working at the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) showground.
The girl's elder brother, Ntwiga Ian Marangu is a student at Technical University of Kenya.
After she was pronounced dead on arrival, the clinical officer had disclosed 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 exhibit.
“As further investigations continue, the three suspects have been placed in custody at Kilimani police station. The body is awaiting postmortem at Coptic hospital morgue,” the DCI tweeted.
The body is awaiting postmortem at the Coptic Hospital morgue in Nairobi.
Image of PPR pipes. /FILE