Nyahururu police officers on Monday exhumed a body of a two-year-old girl who was secretly buried in their home after she was allegedly killed by her stepfather.
The stepfather, Hudson Nyamwamba Oburi killed the minor on December 24, 2020, after hitting her on the head with a blunt object, according to her mother Rister Onjeri.
Onjeri who had gone to the river at the time of the incident told the authorities that when she came back home, she found her daughter lying on the ground unconscious. This forced her to ask the suspect about what had happened to their child. In response, the suspect told her that the child had fallen off from a motorcycle.
She said that when she inquired if they could take the child to the hospital, the husband told her that the baby was already dead.
Onjeri said that it is after this that her husband picked a blanket and wrapped the body of her daughter and stashed it in a gunny bag before burying it at an abandoned field.
The aggrieved mother told the authorities that she could not report the incident at that time because Oburi had threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about the whereabouts of the child.
The matter, however, came to the limelight early this year after Onjeri confessed the matter to an area chief.
Maina locational Chief Joseph Muraya revealed that the 26-year-old mother and her husband, 27, were involved in domestic quarrels when he intervened to help them solve the matter.
Muraya said that it is during this intervention that the lady confessed to him that her husband had killed their daughter and secretly buried their daughter.
“Onjeri confessed to me and police officers at Sirale police post that her husband had killed their daughter on January 25, this year,” Muraya said.
The administrator said that it was after the confession that the police began investigations into the matter in which they located the grave where the minor was buried several metres away from their rented house.
“Since January 25, this year police officers have been guarding the grave, as they wait for exhumation orders from the court,” the chief said.
The court later gave the orders prompting the police to exhume the body which was later moved to the Nyahururu County Referral hospital mortuary awaiting an autopsy exam.
The girl's stepfather has since been taken to police custody as police continue with the investigations into the matter.