Esther Moraa

No PhotoName: Esther Moraa.
Died: August 2, 2010.
Age at death: 4 months.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Bokimweri, Nyamache District, Kenya.
Disability: Albinism.

Esther’s father convinced her mother to kill her because she had been born with albinism. Her mother suffocated her, then dumped her body in the river.

Perpetrator: Sara Kemunto Nyabuto (Mother), sentenced to one year in prison. Esther’s father fled and was not arrested.

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Peter Mugo

No PhotoName: Peter Mugo.
Died: June 25, 2009.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Limuru, Kiambu County, Kenya.
Disability: Deaf.

Peter’s mother killed him and threw his body into a latrine. She had been hiding his existence from her current husband, and killed him to try to save her marriage.

Perpetrator: Alice Njoki (Mother), sentenced to 6 years.

Source: Alice Njoki