Bungoma parents beat girl to death over 'poor' marks, boyfriend

Police in Bungoma County have launched investigations into the death of a 15-year-old in the hands of her parents.

Neighbours said the Abigael Namukhosi spent the night at her boyfriend’s house on Sunday.

Other sources claimed the minor was attacked after she failed to shine in her Standard Eight tests.

The Nation could not independently confirm any of the two allegations.

Abigael, who wrote her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams at Ndalu Primary, managed 277 out of 500 marks.

Mr Michael Simiyu, a neighbour, on Tuesday told the Nation that the man, identified as Meshack Barasa, beat his daughter to death when she arrived home.

"He and his wife tied up the girl to punish her. It happened in the afternoon," Mr Simiyu said.


The girl, according to relatives and neighbours, disappeared in the evening and her parents had been looking for her since.

Bungoma North Officer Commanding Police Division Stephen Mwoni told the Nation that the girl resurfaced on Monday.

"The man used sticks to punish his daughter. Unfortunately, she sustained serious injuries," he said.


The girl was taken to Ndalu Health Centre where she died on arrival.

Abigael's mother Gertrude Barasa was taken to Ndalu police station as police began looking for him.

“The law will catch up with him soon,” Mr Mwoni said.

The body was taken to Cottage mortuary, Ndalu.


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