Residents of Kogana Village, West Kagan Location in Homa Bay County are reeling from the shock death of a 13-year-old girl after a fight with her colleague.
The 10-year-old class three pupil allegedly killed his fellow pupil by hitting her with a plank of wood on the forehead on Monday.
The girl, identified as Doreen Auma, died while receiving treatment at Homa Bay county referral hospital a few hours later.
Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum said police have opened investigations into the circumstances surrounding the quarrel and subsequent death.
Tum said they were questioning the boy.
A fight between the two minors erupted when Auma suddenly slapped the boy on the face.
“The preliminary information we have is that the boy became furious and decided to retaliate. He picked a stick on the ground and hit the girl on her forehead,” Tum said.
Tum added that the boy will undergo an age assessment test to reveal when he had attained the age of bearing criminal responsibility.
“There is an age when a minor cannot bear a criminal responsibility. We have to subject the boy to the test that will guide us on how to proceed with the matter.”
West Kagan Location Chief Kennedy Okoko said Auma bled profusely after the incident. He said the minors “occasionally played together and nobody could think of the sad incident.”