Fam­ily wants son’s three killers ar­rested

Stu­dent Ir­ish Otieno beaten by col­leagues and died of a blood clot to the brain

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza - ROBERT OMOLLO @RobertO­mollo3

The fam­ily of a stu­dent who died af­ter he was al­legedly as­saulted in school wants po­lice to speed up in­ves­ti­ga­tions and ar­rest the cul­prits.

Ir­ish Otieno, 17, a stu­dent at Kanyam­fwa Sec­ondary School, Kendu Bay, died of in­juries at the Kisii Level 5 Hospi­tal on Oc­to­ber 16.

He was al­legedly locked in a dor­mi­tory by three col­leagues, who hit him on the head with blunt ob­jects on Oc­to­ber 11.

Otieno’s fa­ther Ge­orge Omego and his grand­mother Eu­nice Ogot said po­lice are tak­ing too long to in­ves­ti­gate. “Po­lice have not shown in­di­ca­tions of com­ing up with any re­sult,” Omego told the Star on Sun­day.

He said his son died in mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances, which re­quire ur­gent in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Ogot said her grand­son came home in low spir­its and com­plained of head in­juries, say­ing he had been beaten by some stu­dents.

She took him to Homa Bay Re­fer­ral Hospi­tal and they were re­ferred to the Kisii Level 5 Hospi­tal, where Otieno died.

“My grand­son’s life could have been saved if the school lead­er­ship had rushed him to hospi­tal,” Ogot said. A post­mortem shows he died of a blood clot to his brain.

Homa Bay po­lice com­man­der John Omu­sanga said they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing. “We have been told three stu­dents, who al­legedly par­tic­i­pated in the bul­ly­ing were sus­pended. We are wait­ing for them to re­turn in the com­pany of their par­ents,” he said.

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