A man allegedly killed his 10-year-old son after he pooped and vomited in the house in Kayole, Nairobi.
Daniel Odongo reportedly beat up his son on May 16, causing his death. Investigating officer Edward Mlanda told the court that Odongo severely beat the boy after he developed a stomach problem.
The Court also heard that the boy had eaten food that caused a stomach upset. Since he was all alone in the house, the minor was unable to go to the toilet which forced him to relieve himself in the house. He is also said to have vomited in the house.
“The suspect allegedly assaulted him and left him lying in bed. When Odongo came back to the house after cleaning the mess and utensils, he found the minor shivering,” said Mlanda.
The suspect then rushed the boy to Wilmad health centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The officer further said Odongo was arrested on the same day at the health centre and detained at Kayole station.
“I have not completed my investigations and need more time to enable me to record statements from prosecution witnesses,” said the officer.
In an affidavit, Mr Mlanda further indicated he is waiting for a postmortem report.
Makadara Chief Magistrate granted more time to police. The matter will be mentioned on June 3.