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Post-mortem due on school girl ‘caned’ to death

The 10 year-old girl is said to have died after being beaten for being unable to read/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2 – A post-mortem will on Thursday be conducted on a class three pupil said to have been beaten to death by a teacher.

A Nanyuki court granted police 14 days to conduct investigations and the deputy head teacher will also undergo a mental examination before pleading to charges on February 14.

The teacher was presented before Senior Resident Magistrate Evans Ngige at Nanyuki Law Courts but did not plead to the charges as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations sought more time to finalise their probe into the death of Joy Waguthi.

The 10 year-old girl is said to have died after being beaten for being unable to read.

According to the affidavit read in court by the prosecution council Cecilia Kinyanjui, detectives from the DCI will rely on results from the post-mortem.

The suspect through lawyer Amos Chweya also requested that he be represented during the post-mortem which the magistrate granted.

The post-mortem will be done at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mweiga town.

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