In Summary
  • The naked body of the Form Three student was found inside a maize plantation at Kamatoo village early Thursday.
  • Residents said footprints at the scene indicated the crime was committed by more than one person and that it seemed the body had been dragged several metres.
  • One said the body was collected at about noon by officers from Kaguma police post who toured the area in a crackdown against illicit brew.
  • While noting that villagers were shocked by the killing, another resident asked police to boost security in a bid to assure parents of their children's safety.

A 17-year-old student was raped and then killed by strangulation in Imenti North sub county, Meru, on Wednesday night.

The naked body of the Form Three student was found inside a maize plantation at Kamatoo village early Thursday.

The grandfather of the orphaned student said she did not return home from school on Wednesday evening.

The family learned of her death from villagers who stumbled upon the body.

Kamatoo school girl rape scene

Residents of Kamatoo village in Imenti North Sub-county, Meru, are pictured on June 20, 2019 at the scene of a school's rape and murder. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

SPECULATION

The attackers killed the girl using her school tie and stuffed leaves in her mouth. Only one shoe was on and the neck was swollen.

Residents said footprints at the scene indicated the crime was committed by more than one person and that it seemed the body had been dragged several metres.

One said the body was collected at about noon by officers from Kaguma police post who toured the area in a crackdown against illicit brew.

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