A heartless father and mother have landed in trouble after beating their teenage daughter to death before hiding in a maize plantation.
Police in Keringet, Nakuru County have arrested a couple for beating their daughter to death over allegations that she was accompanying men at night during traditional circumcision ceremonies, eDaily reports.
The shocking incident which happened in Kenya was confirmed by Keringet Location Chief Nicholas Kering who noted that Bernard Langat and Tabitha Langat fatally beat their daughter, a Standard Two pupil at Bararget Primary School, after suspecting she had spent Thursday night with boys at an initiation ceremony in the neighbourhood.
“Our daughter’s behaviour was giving us sleepless nights and we were just trying to correct her by caning her. Unfortunately, she sustained injuries and while rushing her to Olenguruone Hospital, she died,” the deceased’s mother Tabitha Langat told the police.
The girl’s father was captured by angry locals after he escaped to hide at a nearby maize plantation. He was later handed over to the Nyumba Kumi officials.
Police recovered blood-stained Jerry can and clothes at Langat’s home. The couple will remain in police custody until a post mortem examination on the deceased is done. Thereafter, charges will be filed against the suspects.