In Summary
  • Villagers claimed that the student had his testicles crushed during the attack.

  • Igembe North police boss David Kirui said the victim also suffered severe injuries on the head, arms and legs.

Police in Laare town are holding a 50-year-old man in connection with the death of a Form One student.

The man is accused of clobbering the 18-year-old Miuine Secondary School student for allegedly picking miraa twigs from his mother's farm in Miuine village, Igembe North, Meru County.

Mr Dennis Murithi died Sunday evening while undergoing treatment at the Maua Methodist Hospital.   

Villagers claimed that the student had his testicles crushed during the attack.

Igembe North police boss David Kirui said the victim also suffered severe injuries on the head, arms and legs.

FETCHING FODDER

The student’s distraught mother, Ms Margaret Kanene, said she had employed the accused in December to guard her miraa farm after the death of her husband.

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