A 17-year-old girl died on Monday at Tagare village in Kuria West, Migori County, after she was beaten by her guardian for allegedly returning home late.
The girl, who was set to sit this year’s KCPE exam at Tagare Primary School, is said to have arrived home at around 2am on Monday from an unknown location, angering her guardian, 30-year-old Linet Biyaki.
The woman is said to have beaten up the girl with a stick, inflicting serious injuries on her.
Suna East Sub-county Police Commander Mark Wanjala said the girl was pronounced dead on arrival at Samjomen Hospital where she was rushed by neighbours.
The woman was arrested and detained at Kehancha Police Station pending arraignment.