It was a sad day in Mephi Village after a woman struck her child with an axe to death. The woman, who is identified as Marama Salima, is reported to have murdered her son after he lost Kshs 5 Ment to buy mahamri in a nearby bush.
The woman had sent her son to the shop at 12 noon to buy mahamri and upon reaching the shop, the shopkeeper sent him to his elder sister to tell her he loves her.
As the boy went back, he forgot everything and decided to go and play a game with other children. As he continued playing, he lost the money ment to buy mahamri and as soon as he noticed, he decided to go home and narrate the story to his mother.
The mother became furios and struck her son with an axe. This led to abnormal bleeding making the boy weak.
As soon as the neighbors rushed to the scene, the woman tried to ran away but they got her red handed.
The body of the boy was then taken to Kilifi District Hospital while the mother is being detained at Kilifi Police Station awaiting further investigations.
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