Class 6 pupil takes poison, dies after uncle beat him over Ksh.100

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Hebert Matano a Class Six pupil from Eshiruli Primary School in Khwisero is suspected to have drank poison after he was beaten for losing Ksh.100 by his uncle.

Reports indicate that the 14-year-old boy had been sent to an Mpesa shop to withdraw Ksh.100.

When he returned however, he neither had the money nor the phone.

He told his uncle that he had been robbed and that is when all hell broke loose.

The uncle and grandmother reportedly gave him a serious beating.

Assistant chief Florence Afune said the child passed away in an ambulance from Ehinutsa dispensary that was headed to Butere County hospital where he had been referred to.

The body was taken to St Mary’s Hospital Mortuary in Mumias awaiting post-mortem.