A family in Loitoktok, Kajiado county is mourning the death of their 9-year-old daughter whose mutilated body was found dumped in a nearby maize farm.
The unfortunate incident was reported by the victim’s parents who told police that they found their daughter dead with her body mutilated, her right leg missing, her eyes gouged out and her head skinned.
“Mtoto alikua ametendewa unyama kabisa…macho yalikua yameng’olewa, mguu wa kulia umekatwa, ata sehemu za sirini kama zilikua zime tolewa na ngozi ya kichwa ata imengolewa…mambo ambayo si ya kibinadamu,” the parents stated.
This loosely translates to:
“Our child was brutally murdered… her eyes were gouged out, her right leg was amputated, her private parts had been removed and her head was skinned..this was a bizarre incident,”
Prior to the incident, the parents reported that their child had gone missing on January 4, 2023.
Loitoktok police boss Shadrack Ruto who claims that the victim may have been raped before meeting her untimely death says that the minor was discovered eight days after the parents filed a missing person report.
“After the parents reported, we launched investigations and sent news across the media but yesterday, the child’s body was found by some people working on the farms having been brutally murdered,” Ruto stated.
“Pengine huyo mtu alifanya hivyo ili kuficha kitu ambacho amefanyia huyo mtoto, haswa ubakaji,” he added.
The body of the deceased was moved to Loitoktok hospital mortuary pending an autopsy to help with investigations.
Elsewhere, officers from the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Kayole have launched investigations into the murder of a 17-year-old minor who was beaten by a mob after he was accused of stealing a mobile phone.
The deceased identified as Anthony Kihara while in the company of two others who escaped unhurt was accused of stealing a mobile phone from a member of the public.
Kihara was later rescued by good Samaritans who rushed him to Mama Lucy Hospital with multiple body injuries.
He later succumbed while receiving treatment.
“Joshua Gitau, a resident of Chokaa reported that his son AnthonyKihara had been subjected to mob Injustice and was rushed to Mama Lucy Hospital where he succumbed while receiving treatment,” the police report seen by K24 Digital read in part.
It added: “Officers on duty led by OCS Mihang’o, the OCCP HurligHurlingham together with Crime Personnels visited the hospital and established that the 17-year-old had been brought to the hospital with multiple body injuries as a result of mob injustice.”