Boy caned to death by neighbors after he was accused of stealing Sh430

By Irissheel Shanzu | Monday, Oct 28th 2019 at 11:08
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Police Chesegon West Pokot are investigating an incident where a 13-year-old boy was beaten to death after he was accused of stealing Sh430.

Area police commander Jackson Tumwet said the standard four pupil at Komugh primary was beaten to death by neighbours who accused him of stealing the money.

Tumwet said four neighbours stormed the home of the deceased and started to question the minor over the money.

He said during the incident, the mother to the deceased had left to do her normal chores when the group decided to discipline the suspect by caning, leading to his death.

“Following the allegation of the theft of the money by a neighbour, four relatives stormed at the home of the deceased claiming the boy had stolen the money. Then they started inquiring and resolved to discipline the boy by canning which resulted to dead,” he said

The commander said his officers visited the scene and found the suspects had fled, saying the police are investigating the incident.

“My officers visited the scene and are still searching for the suspects and I appealed to the public to report any suspects spotted,” he added.

 He said the body of the deceased that had visible injuries was removed to Kapenguria level five hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. 

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