The DCI has launched investigations into the murder of a six-year-old girl Beverly Mumo.

This is after it emerged that she did not die due to a sudden sickness as reported by her father more than a month ago.

Beverly Mumo’s parents Robinson Musyoki and Naomi Kiamba have, each for the past three years, been seeking to have sole custody of their daughter.

She was living with her father in Mlolongo, Machakos County, when she suddenly died on August 24.

In a report filed at Mlolongo police station, the girl had complained of chest pains and was declared dead on arrival at Mater Hospital in Nairobi.

Custody Battle

Detectives said the investigations are focused on the role the girl’s father, stepmother, stepsister, a nephew to his father, and a house help played, if any, on the murder.

Sleuths are particularly keen to establish who and how the wounds on Beverly’s body were inflicted.

On August 24, her father, Musyoki told police that Beverly woke up, complained of chest pain, she was given some medication that was acquired from a Chemist in Syokimau.

But then the condition worsened later in the day and she was taken to Mater Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

Autopsy report

An autopsy was conducted on September 2 by four pathologists led by Dr Johansen Odour alongside Dr Edwin Walong, Dr Waithera Mbau, and Dr Charles Muturi.

“Main findings at autopsy were recent and old injuries distributed on all regions and characteristics of physical abuse,” a summary of the autopsy report states.

According to the report, the manner of death was “non-accidental pediatric injuries, consistent with pediatric abuse (homicide).”