Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have revealed that Ebby Samuel Died after being assaulted by a teacher over her hairstyle.
Eddie died in 2019 in the girls boarding, and according to DCI, the school administration account that the student fell from her bed on the night of her death contradicted witnesses accounts.
According to series of tweets released by the DCI on Wednesday night, the late Form one student was assaulted by the unnamed Teacher over her hairstyle.
Investigations further revealed that Ebby was just a month old in her new school , was assaulted during evening preps some minutes before 9:00 p.m and was visibly wounded and in pain, the late Ebby retired to her bed immediately after but did not make it the next morning.
“This happened during evening preps time , minutes before the 9pm bedtime bed rang , Ebby retired to bed that night with severe injuries,” reads the statement.
“That was the last time Ebby’s friends saw her a live, as their efforts to wake her up the following morning turned futile. An autopsy conducted by the government pathologist confirmed that Ebby died as a result of a blunt force trauma due to head injury,” added DCI
Detectives also revealed that the school administration tried to intimidate witnesses and the officers were forced to wait until the school closed for march holidays ignorer to interview her schoolmates.
It has also emerge that the school changed its name from Gatanga CCM Girls’ High School to St. Anuarite Gatanga Girls’ School which the DCI believe to be an attempt to conceal the murder.
“So far , we have recorded several statements all of which contradicts the account given by the school given by the school Administration. This informed the decision by the detectives to visit the childrens in their homes where they have opened up on what really transpired,” statement reads in part.
The investigative agency said the investigations were at an advanced stage and those responsible for her death would soon be brought to book.
The revelations come as Kenyans from various walks of life walked t President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Harambee House office demanding swift action from the authorities.
Martha Wanjiku, the mother of the deceased said that she is still hurt following the loss of her daughter and seeks justice.