A family in Nairobi’s Chokaa area is appealing to police to investigate circumstances under which their seven-year-old son disappeared from their home last Thursday only to be discovered dead in a septic tank near their house three days later.
The family says Jerome Christiano was last spotted talking to a stranger in the estate before he went missing.
“Mfanyikazi alinipigia simu kitu kama saa moja hivi na dakika kama kumi ati Mama Jerome, Jerome vile alienda kucheza hajarudi ni kama amepotea sasa vile niliskia hiyo story nilitoka job mbio nikaenda sikufika kwa nyumba nikaenda nikaripoti mtoto amepotea na tukaanza kumtafuta,” said Maureen Auma, Jerome’s Mother.
The night search yielded no fruits . Maureen says she was informed that the last time her son was seen in the estate, he was talking to a stranger, a man she believes could be the person responsible for hsi death.
“Msichana wa kazi aliniambia kuna jirani alimwambia kuna kijana mwengine aliongea na Jerome na huyo kijana venye aliongea na jirani alikuwa anamuliza jina yake, class yuko akaenda classes tena akarudi na hatujui kutoka hapo vile mtoto alienda,” adds the mother.
The family says they received a report on Sunday morning that a body of a young boy had been discovered in a septic tank adjacent to their house. They positively identified his body.
A postmortem examination conducted at the city mortuary revealed the cause of death as drowning. But still with questions, the family still wants police to conduct thorough investigations into the incident to reveal the truth on what could have led to the death of the 7-year-old who was to celebrate his birthday on Friday before joining Grade Three this week.
Kayole Deputy Sub-County Commander Jackson Sang has confirmed that detectives are investigating the matter.
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