Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was living with her aunt in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate.
One of the suspects is the girl’s aunt — 28-year-old Nadhifa Mohammed — who was arrested on Sunday and was arraigned at the Makadara Law Courts on Monday.
The court granted police 14 days to detain her pending conclusion of investigations.
The three other suspects; Bahsan Abdi Salad, Rahma Abdi Ali and Hawa Ibrahim Salad, were arrested of Wednesday and are set to be arraigned in court on Thursday.
According to police, it is believed that the girl was tortured to death as her body had deep cuts on the thighs, forehead as well as burns suspected to have been caused by acid.
Police say they received a tip from a mosque in South C estate where the girl’s body had been taken for cleaning and prayers ahead of burial in line with Islamic traditions.
Attendants at the mosque, however, became suspicious when they noticed the injuries yet the two women who had taken the body to the mosque initially claimed that the girl had died from a heart attack.
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