BY SAM ALFAN.
A 19 year old man was on Monday charged before a Nairobi court with killing his 9 year old nephew.
Linus Olwande, a form four student at Baba ndogo secondary school, was accused of killing the boy on August 28 at Kasabunu estate in Ruaraka in Nairobi, after he tried to discipline him following his suspension from school due to pouring porridge on his teacher.
According to the prosecution, the deceased’s mother Maureen Akinyi called the suspect to go home and help her assist in disciplining the boy who had absconded school for four days.
When Olwande arrived home he found her beating the deceased with a bladder rope. Akinyi said that her dead son was suspended from school for being notorious and he had poured porridge on the teacher leading to his suspension.
She said that her son refused to go home and was picked by good Samaritans on the road and brought him home.
Police was told that the suspect took a pipe and started beating deceased on the legs, back and buttocks where he fell down unconscious.
Olwande and his mother tried to perform first aid but no change. He was rushed to the hospital
where he was pronounced date on arrival. The police was informed leading to his arrest.
He denied the charges before chief magistrate Emily Ominde and was released on a cash bail of Sh200, 000 or a bond of Sh300,000.
The case will be heard on April 15.