A 16-year old boy is alleged to have killed a minor after for allegedly losing Sh200 at Ol-Donyo Sabuk in Matungulu, Machakos County.
Kiboko chief Angeline Mutua confirmed the incident saying the suspect reportedly send the 10-year old girl to the market after which she lost the money resulting to him hitting her causing her death instantly.
“The girl lost the money on her way to the market, an argument ensued when she told the suspect about the money getting lost,” she said.
According to the chief, the boy is said to have dumped the body in a pit after killing her.
Mutua advised residents to stop acting in anger and try to find solutions to their problems without violence.
“Violence shouldn’t be the first option in case of an argument. People should learn to settle their differences amicably. That way, you won’t do something you will regret,” Mutua said.
The body was taken to Ol-donyo Sabuk Level 3 Hospital mortuary while the suspect was detained at Ol-donyo sabuk police post waiting to be arraigned in court.