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Woman to serve one year in prison for being cruel to son aged five - 3 months ago, 24 Jan 03:00

Jack Murima

A woman was yesterday jailed for one year for torturing her son by burning his body.

The 27-year-old woman had been found guilty of assaulting her five-year-old son on April 1, 2017, at their home in Shimalabandu area, Lurambi.

Senior Resident Magistrate Josephine Maragia said in her judgment that the prosecution had proven its case beyond any reasonable doubt.

The court was told the mother of two burned her son on the stomach, hands and legs after finding him playing with his friends.

Children’s officers

The boy was rescued by children’s officers who were tipped-off by neighbours after the accused refused to take the child to hospital.

The minor, who gave an unsworn evidence, told court his mother had warned him not to play with other children.

On the material day, he was called into the house after spending time outdoors and beaten.

The child testified that his mother ...
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