A 30-year-old woman from Suna West, Migori County, was arrested on New Year's Eve in connection with the death of her 15-year-old son, who reportedly died from injuries inflicted by his mother.
The unidentified female suspect was taken into custody by the police on Tuesday night after concerned neighbors found her son's body.
Police said the suspect, a businesswoman from Migori, left her home on Tuesday thinking her son, a form two student at Abwao Secondary School, was resting after the thrashing he had suffered the night before.
Wanjala said that the woman was shocked to hear of the boy's death and that while the police have not determined the official cause of death, they believe the boy died from the abrasions and cuts they found on his body.
In an interview with Citizen Digital, Wanjala said, "The deceased's body showed a few bruises on his knees, but we feel that he might have had some internal injuries during the incident."
The boy's 25-year-old brother, who is also suspected of participating in the teen's murder, is the subject of an active police search.
While "the wife has admitted to beating the deceased," Wanjala noted that the woman also claimed that her eldest son had witnessed the abuse.
The deceased woman's body has been transported to Migori Level IV Hospital for storage pending an autopsy, while the woman is currently being held at Oruba Police Station pending arraignment.
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