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Help me get justice, cries mother of Gatanga student who died mysteriously

A distraught mother of 15-year-old Ebbie Noelle Samuels who died in school is yet to get justice close to four months after she lost her daughter.

The mother, Martha Wanjiru accuses authorities of demanding for bribes before they pursue the matter further.

In a Twitter post by Activist Boniface Mwangi, the mother shared screenshots of the conversations she had with the policeman in charge of her daughter’s murder case.

According to Wanjiru, her daughter had joined Gatanga CCM school in Form one.

On March 9, she received a call that is every parent’s worst nightmare and informed that Ebbie was unwell and rushed to hospital in Thika.

When she got to the school premises, she found her daughter had already died with a swollen stomach and foam in her nostrils.

The principal informed the horrified mother that her daughter had gone to sleep and didn’t wake up.

”She went on to add that my daughter had run a cross country the previous day, finishing among the first 10, out of 900 girls. Later on, she ate dinner, went for evening preps, then did her laundry before saying goodnight to all Form 1 students from 3 dorms and going to bed. When she failed to wake up the following morning, her dorm mates alerted the matron, who came and found her to be unresponsive,” read part of Wanjiru’s statement shared on Boniface Mwangi’s Facebook page.

The hospital reported that the girl had already died when they brought her in. The mother says she became suspicious and demanded to see where her daughter slept.

The school management prohibited her from accessing it but allowed her to take her daughter’s belonging. According to the mother, a number of things did not add up.

Autopsies from three different pathologists showed that the girl died as a result of head injury inflicted by a blunt object.

It’s been close to four months since her daughter died and Wanjiru is yet to get answers. The justice she seeks seems to be elusive with every passing day.

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