- The deceased and five of his schoolmates forced their way into the girls’ school.
- Five of the boys managed to escape, but the 17-year-old was cornered and beaten up by the group.
A Form Four student in Githunguri, Kiambu County, is dead after he was lynched by girls from a neighbouring school.
The seventeen-year-old student of Gathiruini Boys Secondary School together with five others had on Wednesday night reportedly sneaked out of their school and crept into a girls dormitory at Komothai Girls Secondary School.
“They had under the cover of darkness tiptoed into Phoeb House for an unknown mission, before they were spotted by some girls who immediately raised alarm, attracting the whole school,” says the DCI.
After hearing screams from the dormitory, the school guards, teachers and students all rushed towards the dormitory to find out what was happening.
On sensing danger, five of the boys managed to trace their way back to their school while the deceased was cornered by the angry students and staff.
“Sadly, they descended on him causing him life threatening injuries. The boy later succumbed to his injuries at Kigumo Level IV Hospital.”
Crime scene detectives visited the scene and recovered planks of wood suspected to have been used to assault the suspect.
“We wish to caution members of the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands and accord suspects the opportunity to face justice in a court of law,” the DCI adds.