By Our correspondent.
Kisii October 28, 2020 A family from Kisii South Sub County has petitioned the government over the cold murder of their child at Homabay Women’s Prison, Homabay County.
Parents of Seline Kemunto aged three months from Nyantitira village,Bomwanda location, want release of her body for burial and justice done.
This came as the Officer In Charge of the Homabay Women’s Rehabilitation facility Ms Otieno, said over the phone that the matter was being handled by the area DCIO.
A mentally unstable prisoner allegedly grabbed the child whose mother was also serving a jail term in the same instillation grabbed and smashed her onto to the floor, leading to her death.
The deceased’s mother was recuperating from a caesarian operation she had undergone during delivery when the tragedy occurred.
Prison authorities summoned the deceased’s family and informed them on the incident requiring them to remove the body for burial at home.
But Bonface Ogero,the father declined to do so and instead demanded for a post mortem to be conducted on the body pending litigation.
He further wanted the prison to foot the post mortem, mortuary and transportation expenses to Kisii for burial citing negligence on their part.
Efforts to have his demands met have since hit a snag as the prison administration remained silent on the matter.
The deceased’s grandfather, who engaged a lawyer to pursue the matter, complained of frustration from the prison authorities’ indecisiveness.
He vowed to press for his innocent granddaughter’s killers to be held accountable.
Clecensia Moindi,the deceased’s grandmother, narrated how the family was suffering since the local traditional culture, barred them from resuming subsistence activities until the child was buried.
She also complained over the social ridicule the family was being subjected to on how the child met her death and delayed funeral.