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City dad arrested over death of step-son, police suspect assault

A 26 year-old man is being held by police over the death of his three year-old step-son in Nairobi.

The boy died at Nairobi West Hospital on Wednesday where he was admitted unconscious five days earlier.

The matter was reported to police by a matron at Avenue Nursing Home where the boy was initially treated. Police said the boy’s mother was at work and had left her son with the husband on March 16.

Police suspect that man could have assaulted the deceased.

“The mother rushed him to hospital the following day. He was unconscious,” according to a police report.

The boy succumbed while at the Intensive Care Unit.

Separately, a 50 year-old man died as he struggled to prevent his wife from being attacked by a relative.

Mr Paul Macharia was at his home in Kirwara, Thika, when he saw his nephew running after his wife Agnes Njeri, 45.

She managed to lock herself in his house while the nephew struggled to push it open.

In defence of his wife, Mr Macharia stood at the door to prevent the nephew from forcing his way in.

“In the process he was pushed and fell to the ground unconscious. He was rushed to Kirwara sub-county hospital where he was pronounced dead,” according to police.