A couple accused of killing a nine-year-old boy who was found dead in a car a week ago have been set free by a Bungoma court for lack of evidence.

The boy's mother, Christine Simiyu, and her lover, Jude Ng'ang'a, were on Monday freed by the court for lack of sufficient evidence linking them to the murder of the nursery school pupil.

Principal magistrate Charles Mutai freed the duo after the investigating police officers told the court there was no evidence linking them to the murder of Enos Barasa.

"We have carried out thorough investigations and there is no evidence to help us pin them down," read the police statement.

However, the police said they will arrest and arraign the suspects in court again, once they get fresh evidence, said Bumula OCPD Julius Muthini.


On Tuesday last week, police went to court on the strength of a post-mortem report to ask for miscellaneous charges and were given five days to carry out investigations.

The medical expert who carried out the post-mortem at Bungoma County Referral Hospital mortuary revealed that the boy was murdered.

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