Police in Kenya are holding a 17-year-old boy who allegedly killed a girl, 16, for rejecting his sexual advances.
Form 2 scholar Valerian Njeri was stabbed greater than 20 times by the teenage boy after she turned down his request for intimacy.
She was killed lower than 100 metres from her household’s homestead at Mirera within the periphery of Naivasha city on Thursday, November 28.
Her harmless gesture to return a guide earlier given out to her by a neighbour and buddy she trusted turned deadly. According to police investigators, the assailant used the guide to bait the unsuspecting girl and lured her into the home.
Valerie’s father John Ndonu is but to come to phrases with the loss of life of his first-born baby whom he described because the household’s beacon of hope.
“She was everything a parent wanted in a child. She was obedient and loved education. She wanted to become a doctor and was passionate about it,” stated the mourning father.
She had scored 346 marks within the KCPE, laying bear her training prowess and secured admission on the prestigious Mary Leakey Girls’ School, and was set to be part of Form Three subsequent year.
Her mom, Mary Goleti Chepleting, stated she was a staunch Catholic. “We used to pray in turns whenever she was home,” she recollects.
On the fateful day, Mt Ndonu recollects reminding her daughter to full her home chores in addition to her vacation assignments.
“She promised to do so the same day and we agreed I would append my signature on the school diary as is the norm. That was the last time we spoke,” stated Mr Ndonu, overcome with emotion.
Mr Ndonu stated that after being knowledgeable that his daughter was lacking, he rushed house with his spouse and joined neighbours, pals and kin in trying to find the girl.
“After several hours of searching, we gave up and decided to continue with the mission later. The following day, a neighbour stumbled on her lifeless body right outside our compound,” he narrated.
According to police, the girl was discovered bare with over 20 stab wounds on her physique.
The boy accused of killing Njeri had tried to begin a relationship along with her however she flatly refused, Mr Ndonu added.
The native Nyumba Kumi chairman, Daniel Gichanga, remains to be pained by the incident that occurred a stone’s throw away from his office.
“I even asked the teenager arrested for the killing to get me a glass of drinking water and he did it without exhibiting any emotions,” stated Mr Gichanga.
He stated the boy, a Form Three scholar at Nanyuki High School, used to lend his books to Njeri throughout college holidays.
“The teenager accosted the victim after she returned one of the books at around midday. After she turned down his advances to get intimate, he turned wild and stabbed her several times,” stated Mr Gichanga.
Police stated the suspect hid the physique inside his room earlier than dumping it exterior the household’s compound at night time.
The police are nonetheless piecing collectively info however DCIO boss Kenneth Njoroge stated the boy is the prime suspect.
“Initial investigations indicate that the teenager is a key suspect. He is still being interrogated,” he stated.
Her physique was moved to Naivasha hospital mortuary the place a autopsy can be performed.
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