A mother who reportedly tortured her son to death and then reported to the police that he had fallen off a sofa set in an attempted cover up has been arrested
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mercy Mlengeka Mwauli walked into Kitengela police station in Kajiado County at 7.30pm Wednesday September 8 and reported that her son had fallen from a couch and sustained head injuries.
A police report showed that the woman and her son lived at Ngewa Apartment in Kitengela.
The minor, Sunny Dickens Anjichi, was rushed to the nearby Shalom Hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries as doctors and nurses made frantic efforts to save his life.
But an autopsy conducted at the hospital’s mortuary Thursday September 9, on the request of the boy’s father revealed a story contrary to that of the mother.
it was discovered that the boy had severe injuries inflicted on his body including severe bruises on the lower limbs, leading to his death.
There was also severe bleeding on the upper limbs, the back of arms, thighs and the head.
A distraught Dick Anjichi Ndubukhile, the boy’s father, and our detectives witnessed the post-mortem.
Armed with the findings, our detectives visited Ngewa Apartment and questioned the mother and the caretaker.
The investigators established that the child had been savagely attacked by the mother over an unknown issue.
The woman was swiftly arrested and placed in custody awaiting her fate in court.
She’ll face murder charges once investigations are completed.
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