Parents in Masita Village, Siaya County were arrested on Monday after beating their daughter to death.
The 11-year-old girl had allegedly stolen Ksh 200 belonging to the father.
According to reports, a confrontation ensued at their home, with the parents questioning the child, who failed to confess.
The parents then beat the child, ostensibly to instill discipline and force a confession out of their daughter.
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The girl, who had stolen the money, sustained major injuries and was rushed to Bondo Sub-county Hospital.
The nurse assigned to her reported multiple bruises on the child’s body, who was unconscious at the time of the examination.
The doctors hurriedly rushed to attend to her and unfortunately, pronounced her dead.
The body was transferred to the Bondo sub-county hospital mortuary for an autopsy, as investigations on the exact happenings leading to her death started.
The parents were later arrested and taken to the police station, awaiting questioning.
Towards the end of 2023, several cases of parents beating children to death in the name of discipline had been reported.
A couple in Kayole in October beat their 2-year-old to death after she refused to eat.
Another sad incident was reported in Nyeri County, where a mother was arrested after beating her 8-year-old to death with an electric wire.
The mother then called for help to take the child to the hospital after she realised her condition had worsened.
Photo showing inside Kitui Referral Hospital
Kitui Referral Hospital