A 14-year-old girl who wrote this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations and scored 277 marks was on Monday beaten to death by her parents.
It was not yet clear what exactly caused her death yet witnesses said Abigael Namukhosi was punished by her parents for posting what they considered poor performance.
Residents of Musangula village in Bungoma said Abigael had been sent by her mom on Sunday to take some money to a relative at Ndalu market but failed to return home.
When she showed up on Monday evening, her parents were furious with her for spending the night away purportedly at her boyfriend’s house and furthermore to flop her studies.
A neighbor said that she heard shouts and later saw the young lady being hauled out of the house by her father, who kept on beating her as downpours pound the village.
“(Abigael) was pulled out of the house after the beating and it was raining heavily. She begged her parents to spare her but the couple ignored,” said the neighbour.
As the man dispensed the fierceness on his little girl, the mother was purportedly looking as she got blamed for performing poorly in school and laying down with young men in the village.
Abigael’s mom, Gertrude Barasa, has since been arrested and police are still looking for her father Meshack Barasa.
Abigael had been studying at Mbirira Primary School but wrote her examination at Ndalu Primary School.