Police looking for girl, 13, over murder of 5-year-old boy

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Detectives in Kitui are in pursuit of a missing 13 year old girl in connection with the murder of a 5 year old boy whose body was found dumped in a thicket with his eyes were gouged out.

According to Benjamin Mwaka who is a family member, the two went to fetch firewood in a nearby bush on February 12 but the girl returned home alone in the evening claiming to have used a shorter route.

Detectives from the DCI in Kitui established that she disappeared from home later that night and her whereabouts are yet to be established.

The boy’s body found lying near Mutendea River at Kaveta sub-location.

Postmortem is set to be conducted on Thursday at the Kitui Level 4 Hospital morgue.