Man Arrested After Boy He Flogged For Having Affair With Daughter Dies


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A 52-year-old man has been arrested for murder after a Class 8 pupil he assaulted for having an affair with his daughter passed on at the Vihiga Hospital.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), John Christon Shipiti, is reported to have attacked the 17-year-old boy on August 7, 2020, inflicting grievous injuries on him.

The teenager, a pupil at Chemego Primary School, succumbed to his injuries yesterday leading to the arrest of the father of the 13-year-old girl.

“The suspect is reported to have frenziedly served hot blows and kicks to the pupil, after suspecting him of having a love affair with his 13-year-old daughter, ” said DCI.

“The victim’s legs, cheeks, forehead and upper lip had been most affected, but the unfortunate incident was kept under until yesterday.”

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DCI said the suspect is being processed to face murder charges.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased is awaiting autopsy.

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