A 15-year-old form two student in Migori county was found dead after allegedly being punished by his 30-year-old mother on Sunday, January 1 night.
According to Migori County Police Commander Mark Wanjala, the body of the deceased was severely bruised.
“The body had bruised on the knees but we believe that he might have sustained some internal injuries during the incident,” Wanjala stated.
The police arrested the woman after neighbours discovered her son’s lifeless body while she was at work.
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The woman left her house on Tuesday morning believing that her son, a form two student at Abwao Secondary School, was sleeping off the beating he received the previous night.
She was visibly surprised to learn of his death according to Wanjala who added that police are yet to establish the boy’s cause of death.
He said they however suspect that he succumbed to the injuries since his body had visible signs of abrasions.
We also believe he might have received some internal injuries during the ordeal,” Wanjala said.
Police have also began a hunt for the boy’s brother, 25, who is alleged to have also taken part in the fatal beating of his juvenile sibling.
“The woman has admitted to beating the deceased, but she says that her eldest son was also present,” Wanjala said.
The deceased’s body was moved to Migori Level IV Hospital for pending postmortem as investigations into the incident continue.