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School girl’s fall kills boy playing on the ground

A freak accident has left the family of a 10-year-old boy mourning and another thankful their daughter survived, albeit seriously injured.

Quinton Odhiambo, a standard three pupil at Family Hope Academy in Huruma, was playing on an apartment compound when his neighbour fell from the fourth floor apartment balcony  landing on him.

The form three student at Sinaga Girls Secondary School came crashing on him on Wednesday injuring him on his head and chest.

He bled profusely from the nose, mouth and ears.

The neighbour broke both arms.   They were both rushed to Huruma Nursing Home for first aid. Odhiambo was, however, pronounced dead as they were being rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialised treatment.

But even as the shock of the boy’s death and the incident lingers, mystery still surrounds circumstances under which the girl fell, with the victim’s family saying the explanation given is not convincing.

Her mother, Pamela Anyango, said her second-born daughter must have developed a seizure causing her to lose balance.

Speaking to NairobiNews in an interview at the plot, Anyango said she was sitting on the rail when she fell as her younger sister watched.

“Tests at the hospital showed that she broke her two arms and also had head injuries. She is not talking at the moment,” she said.

However, Quinton’s family discounted this and demanded a more convincing explanation.

Yesterday, Quinton’s distraught mother Taphers Anono, pictured, turned up at Huruma Police Post and recorded a statement.

She could not talk to journalists. However a relative told NairobiNews that arrangement for Quinton’s burial would start immediately.

“We will be meeting to arrange for the transportation of the body to the family home in Alego in Siaya for burial,” said the relative who declined to be named.

Quinton was the first born in a family of three children.