Family wants son’s three killers arrested
Student Irish Otieno beaten by colleagues and died of a blood clot to the brain
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.