3-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: September 20, 2020.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cherus Village, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
Disability: Unspecified.

This 3-year-old girl was killed by her parents, who had before then been locking her in the house alone. They said they killed her because she was “a nuisance” and “to save their love”.

Perpetrator: Charity Cheruto (Mother) Timoth Lihanya (Father), both charged with murder.

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Esther Wavinya

No PhotoName: Esther Wavinya (aka Esther Wavinya Mwathi, aka Esther Kavinya).
Died: May 15, 2019.
Age at death: 37.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kalama, Machakos County, Kenya.
Disability: Unspecified; used crutches.

Esther, who lived in her own apartment in a compound with her relatives, was raped and murdered by four of her relatives. She may have been murdered because of a dispute between her and her in-laws over some property.

Perpetrator: Eunice Wambua, Danson Wambua, David Wambua and Sam Mwangangi (Family members), charged with murder.

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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