The mother of the main suspect in the murder of Nairobi Hospital Finance Director Eric Maigo defends her daughter over murderer claims.
Speaking in an interview on NTV, the mother defended her daughter casting doubts her daughter is capable of taking a life.
However, she admitted that the girl is a juvenile delinquent with a rough past.
She revealed that the girl was initially studying at Olympic Primary School in Kibra, but was eventually transferred to Dagoretti Approved School after she started misbehaving in Class 4, with cases of skipping school and allegedly stealing clothes in the nearby Toi market.
The mother also spoke about liters of Salad Oil that the girl had brought home some days before Eric Maigo’s murder, claiming it was given by an NGO.
However, according to the revelation by NTV, this was found to be false after confirmation.
She said her daughter came home with marks on her body, which she said her friends who were with her had caused.
The mother also insisted that even though her daughter was a thief, she was not a murderer.
The teenage girl is said to have had a heated argument over food on the day of Eric Maigo killing.
In the morning, the mother realized that her daughter had disappeared during the night.
CCTV cameras captured the teenager’s presence five blocks away from the location where the murder allegedly occurred.
Meanwhile, detectives investigating the matter revealed that the suspect told the police that hat she had never met the deceased before the day of his death.
She claimed to have met the deceased by the roadside after she fled her home following a disagreement with her mother.
“She has said as she was walking away from home she met the deceased who offered to take her to his home which she agreed,” the source allegedly said.
The police have been granted a 21-day detention period to conclude their investigations.