In Summary
  • The 17-year-old girl, who was about seven months pregnant, wanted to give birth then resume schooling.
  • On Tuesday, her mother took her to Bamba Police Station to get advice on the matter.
  • Ms Masha’s parents were scared that the 100 per cent transition mop up would net them.

Shukran Masha’s parents had bought school uniform, stationery and other essentials ready to take her to Form One, only to receive the sad news of her death.

The 17-year-old girl, who was about seven months pregnant, had begged her parents to allow her to deliver her baby and get married before resuming school.

But on Tuesday, her mother took her to Bamba Police Station to get advice on the matter.

Ms Masha’s parents were scared that the 100 per cent transition mop up spearheaded by chiefs across the region would net them.

NOTE FROM POLICE

“My wife wanted the police to give her a note to allow her to stay home until she gives birth. But at around midnight, I was called by my other daughter telling me that my last born had committed suicide. I was shaken, I still don’t understand why or what happened. I am yet to see her body,” said Masha Kazungu, the father.

Speaking to the Nation, Mr Kazungu said a post-mortem exam will reveal what really happened at the Bamba Police Station after speculations went rife that she was sexually assaulted.

Mr Kazungu said his daughter scored 220 marks in the 2019 KCPE exam and was set to join Kajembe High School in Mikindani.

Her body is lying at the Kilifi County Hospital Referral mortuary awaiting post-mortem examination.

MOTHER SHOCKED

“I bought her shopping I wanted her to complete her education. I didn’t reprimand her for the pregnancy. I don’t know what to say. There’s a lot of speculation surrounding her death in police cells. I want closure. Her mother is just crying, I don’t know how to console her; it has hit us hard,” he added.

He said he was told that his daughter used her hijab to hang herself.

Mr Kazungu said his daughter was impregnated by a 19-year-old secondary school student who had been arrested.

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