“I killed my child and cremated the body”, Kenyan street mother’s confession.

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By Muchemi Wachira

NAIROBI, Kenya –A street mother killed her nine-month-old child before she cremated the body at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, which is a public recreation facility.

Margaret Nduta confessed before a Nairobi court that she used old clothes to burn the body of her kid Hassan Juma Karanja, after he died after falling ill.

The child according to the mother had been sick for a long time. She did not have money to seek medical attention for him and she could also not afford to inter his remains.

Nduta spoke uncontrollably when she appeared before the court to answer charges of manslaughter.

“Police found Nduta sitting next to the burning body of the boy at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on June 27, 2016,” a prosecutor told the court.

Police records further state that Nduta allegedly took the life of her son because he had been sick for a long time.

The court heard that Nduta, who alleged in court that she is a mother of five, did not flee even when police approached her.

“She sat watching the body of her son burn,” the investigating officer states in a statement to court.

EIGHT SIBLINGS

Nduta also told the court that she has eight siblings but does not know where they are. Most street mothers in Kenya usually abandon their children once they attain the age of two to three years.

Magistrate Francis Andayi directed that the accused be taken for a mental examination.
The magistrate, however, said he will set a trial date should “the medical report indicate that the accused is fit to stand trial.”

“Besides the medical report, also a probation officer’s report is necessary in respect of the accused,” Mr Andayi ruled.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: “I killed my child and cremated the body”, Kenyan street mother’s confession.
    Apr 19, 2017

    Commentary, 19 Apr 2017

    Confession: In all honesty, I couldn’t control my emotion – but lucky I was at home.

    So, WE AFRICANS have come DOWN to THIS! Shame! Shame! Shame! to each and everyone of us AFRICANS around the Globe. Really, to borrow a cowboy’s lyric, WE SHOULD “BEND DOWN [OUR] HEADS AND CRY BECAUSE [WE] ARE GOING TO DIE” for our crime of silence. Yes, we should cry to the last drops of our tears.

    Margaret Nduta buried a part of herself. Margaret Nduta is ‘US’, BODY AND SOUL. And so, WE buried our SOULS. Look at her photo – look at the terror on her face! It is NOT terror out of the ordinary daily fear but a terror of realization of what the future holds in her beloved birthplace ->>> NOTHING BUT HORROR. Look at her most beautiful chubby charming innocent baby – coming to our world, not knowing what is awaiting him >>> NOTHING BUT HORROR

    Here is a little message to our African affluent heartless Leaders and their Enablers: One way or the other your dictatorial cruelty will come to an END. One way or the other, you will be judged and executed on Earth or in Hell. You can NEVER escape – just look back at the ending of your predecessors.

    We should also ask African Intellectuals (of the highest modern educational level that the best universities in the world can offer) to come to their senses and get together to lift Africa from the gutter of inhumanity. There is no doubt you have fiber of decency in your SOULS. After all, YOU TOO ARE AFRICANS — unless, God Forbid, you conveniently deny your genetic fiber!!!

    Finally, as to the process of criminality, the honourable court will take its narrow course, finding Margaret Nduta guilty or not guilty; sane or insane of killing and burying her son in one of the most beautifully groomed park in the world {Uhuru Park*} and the lawyers, judges, clerks, their assistance, the guards etc will go home, having done their daily jobs for their monthly salary.

    Once again, SHAME ON ALL OF US AFRICANS.
    ———————————————————-
    * Once upon a time, not too long ago, I had the most memorable pleasure of visiting that paradise, meaningfully named, Uhuru Park of Nairobi. Margaret Nduta chose Uhuru Park from so many vast common field of burial ground to bury her DEAR son and have his FREEDOM at last. Dear Margaret, BLESS YOUR HEART and be brave to face REALITY on the GROUND with DIGNITY to the END. BECAUSE, THAT IS OUR AFRICA.

  2. Subject: “I killed my child and cremated the body”, Kenyan street mother’s confession” By Muchemi Wachira, Apr 19, 2017

    Confession: In all honesty, I couldn’t control my emotion – but luckily I was at home.

    So, WE AFRICANS have come DOWN to THIS! Shame! Shame! Shame! to each and everyone of us AFRICANS around the Globe. Really, to borrow a cowboy’s lyric, WE SHOULD “BEND DOWN [OUR] HEADS AND CRY BECAUSE [WE] ARE GOING TO DIE” for our crime of silence. Yes, we should cry to the last drops of our tears.

    Margaret Nduta buried a part of herself. Margaret Nduta is ‘US’, BODY AND SOUL. And so, WE buried our SOULS. Look at her photo – look at the terror on her face! It is NOT terror out of the ordinary daily fear but a terror of realization of what the future holds in her beloved birthplace ->>> NOTHING BUT HORROR. Look at her most beautiful chubby innocent baby – coming to our world, not knowing what is awaiting him >>> NOTHING BUT HORROR

    Here is a little message to our African affluent heartless Leaders and their Enablers: One way or the other your dictatorial cruelty will come to an END. One way or the other, you will be judged and executed on Earth or in Hell. You can NEVER escape – just look back at the ending of your predecessors.

    We should also ask African Intellectuals (of the highest modern educational level that the best universities in the world can offer) to come to their senses and get together to lift Africa from the gutter of inhumanity. There is no doubt you have fiber of decency in your SOULS. After all, YOU TOO ARE AFRICANS — unless, God Forbid, you conveniently deny your genetic fiber!!!

    Finally, as to the process of criminality, the honourable court will take its narrow course, finding Margaret Nduta guilty or not guilty; sane or insane of killing and burying her son in one of the most beautifully groomed park in the world {Uhuru Park*} and the lawyers, judges, clerks, their assistance, the guards etc will go home, having done their daily jobs for their monthly salary.

    Once again, SHAME ON ALL OF US AFRICANS.
    ———————————————————-
    * Once upon a time, not too long ago, I had the most memorable pleasure of visiting that paradise, meaningfully named, Uhuru Park of Nairobi. Margaret Nduta chose Uhuru Park from so many vast common field of burial ground to bury her DEAR son and have his FREEDOM at last.
    Dear Margaret, BLESS YOUR HEART and be brave to face REALITY on the GROUND with DIGNITY to the END. BECAUSE, THAT IS OUR AFRICA

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