Panic gripped the parents of a Class eight Kionganyo Primary girl whose body was found lifeless in a thicket after she had gone out on Sunday.
The girl’s body was found with bruises on the head and blood oozing from the nose in the thicket near her home.
Taken aback by the events, her mother Eveline Nyanchama said they had earlier tried to look for the girl on the same Sunday but in vain.
“My daughter had never stayed out till late. We feared going deep into the thickets because of heavy rains and darkness,” she said.
Ms Nyanchama cited that her daughter had earlier mentioned about receiving threats form a neighbouring son.
“She had on several occasions complained of being threatened by my neighbour’s son. I talked to the mother of the said lad, but it seems to have been in vain,” said Nyanchama.
Police have now launched investigations into the murder, even as Ms Nyanchama’s husband’s murder is yet to be finalised.
Kisii Central Director of Criminal Investigations Martian Korongo said a postmortem examination on the body was booked, which will help put together information that may lead to the arrest of the killer(s).