Lari woman charged with child ne­glect dies at KNH af­ter she was beaten, burnt

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

A woman who was beaten and burnt by a mob in Up­lands vil­lage, Lari, on Fri­day died at the Keny­atta Na­tional Hospi­tal at the week­end.

Res­i­dents said Es­ther Wan­jiku, 34, threat­ened to deal with any­one who raised the alarm over her miss­ing son Ian Ka­mau. This led to her ar­rest. She was charged in a Limuru court with child ne­glect and re­leased on Sh5,000 bond. The child has not been found.

Res­i­dent Betty Wanja said when Wan­jiku was re­leased she started is­su­ing death threats. “She said she knew those be­hind her ar­rest and would deal with them,” Wanja said. Res­i­dent Doris Muthoni said those she threat­ened de­cided to act be­fore she at­tacked them.

Last week Wan­jiku told se­nior prin­ci­pal mag­is­trate God­frey Oduor she was gang raped by street boys on Mu­rang’a Road, Nairobi, and her son fled in fear.

/GE­ORGE MUGO

Lari res­i­dents look at a burnt Wan­jiku in Up­lands vil­lage on Fri­day

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