Shock as 13-year-old boy murders girl for rejecting his sexual advances

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Shocked villagers at the home of the 11-year-old girl Mary Nduta who was brutally killed by 13-year-old boy in Magumu Village in Kinangop, Nyandarua County. The boy has since been arrested and will be arraigned in court to face murder charges. [Photo:Antony Gitonga/Standard]
Residents of Magumu village in Kinangop, Nyandarua County were shock after a 13-year-old boy stabbed an 11-year girl to death after she rejected his sexual advances.

During the bizarre incident, the teenager stabbed the minor identified as Mary Nduta seven times using a knife before handing himself to police.

The two who are in class three and two respectively (they started school late) were pupils at the nearby Githinji primary school.

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The incident was met with shock, fear and anxiety by residents who were still trying to come to terms with what had happened.

The two incidentally were neighbors and their parents were good friends before the boy turned against the minor and brutally murdered her in an oat plantation.

According to the girl’s mother Pauline Njeri, the duo had proceeded to a nearby shop to buy sweets when the incident occurred at around 730pm Wednesday evening.

The mother of eight said that the seventh born was in high spirits adding that the boy was also their neighbour and they never suspected that anything of the kind would occur.

“We were called by neighbours and first rushed the girl to the nearby Magumu health center but she was referred to Naivasha sub-county hospital,” she said.

The mother said that she is yet to come to terms with the incident adding that the family of the boy who is currently at Njambini police station were good friends.

Robert Igamba, the uncle to the girl narrated how he rushed the minor who was bleeding profusely to hospital before she passed on.

“The boy has been arrested and is in police custody and all that we are asking for is justice to the family after the beastly incident,” he said.

NACADA chairman John Mututho who visited the family to console, condemned the incident terming it was worrying, painful and unthinkable.

“The arrested boy should be counseled and investigations done to determine if he was under the influence of any drugs and where he obtained them,” he said.

Speaking on phone, Kinangop OCPD Yawa Chome confirmed the arrest adding that the boy will be taken for a psychiatric check before he is arraigned in court.

“The minor is in our custody and will be arraigned in court facing various charges once investigations into this incident are done,” he said.

The superintendent in charge of Naivasha sub-county hospital Dr Joseph Mburu said that the minor died from massive internal bleeding.

“Some of the internal organs had been ruptured by a sharp object and the girl had been stabbed seven times in different parts of the body,” he said.

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