Police are holding a 17-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed and killed a girl, 16, for rejecting his sexual advances.
The Form Three student was arrested at Mirera estate in Naivasha after the girl’s lifeless body was found on road in the area.
Emotions ran high as parents of both students tried to come to terms with the incident, as details emerged that the girl had been sexually abused
According to police, Valerie Njeri who was a form two student was found dumped on one of the feeder roads in the area naked, with between 10 and 20 stab wounds on her body.
According to neighbors, the Form Three boy lured the girl to their house on Thursday afternoon when his parents were out, before committing the act. It is said that he kept the girl’s corpse overnight under his bed before he decided to dump it outside the girl’s parents’ gate, leaving behind a trail of blood.
The girl’s father, John Nduno, said they had gone out of town for a burial when their daughter went missing. An emotional Nduno said that they left the girl manning their shop, but efforts to get in touch with her later in the day were fruitless.
“When we came back in the evening, we searched for her to no avail. It was only on Friday morning that we found her body,” he said. Similarly, the suspect’s mother said that they were also away when the incident occurred. She said that she sensed that something was amiss when her son woke up very early, unlike on other days, saying he was going to study.
“Since he joined Form Three, he has become very rebellious but we never imagined he would commit such a crime,” she said.
Her body has been moved to Naivasha hospital mortuary where a post-mortem will be conducted.