According to police, a 17-year-old student from Gathiruini boys secondary school in Kiambu county was murdered by females from a neighbouring school.
At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, the form four student and five others reportedly snuck out of their school and crept into a female dormitory at Komothai ladies secondary school.
Under the cover of darkness, the teens made their way inside Phoeb House, one of the girl’s dormitories, for an unknown objective, before being discovered by several girls who quickly raised the alarm, drawing the attention of the entire school. The school’s guards, instructors, and students all went to the dormitories to see what was going on.
Sadly, they descended on him causing him life threatening injuries. The boy later succumbed to his injuries at Kigumo level IV hospital. Crime scene detectives later visited the scene and recovered planks of wood suspected to have been used to assault the suspect.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) October 21, 2021
According to a statement made on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ social media pages, four males managed to flee while the dead was trapped by the girls and school employees.
“On sensing danger, five of the boys managed to trace their way back to their school while the deceased was cornered by the angry students and staff. Sadly, they descended on him causing him life-threatening injuries. The boy later succumbed to his injuries at Kigumo level IV hospital,” the statement read.
Crime scene detectives who visited the scene after the incident recovered planks of wood suspected to have been used to assault the suspect.
The police have cautioned members of the public from taking the law into their own hands. They advise that the public should accord suspects the opportunity to face justice in a court of law.