Tana River police exhume body of 4-year-old girl in rape case

Saturday December 16 2017

Chewani, Tana River

Police oversee exhumation of the body of a four-year-old girl at Chewani Cemetery in Tana River County. PHOTO |STEPHEN ODUOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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The body of a four-year-old girl who allegedly succumbed to injuries after being raped in Chewani, Tana River County, has been exhumed.

Speaking to the Nation, Tana River police boss Sylvester Githongo said the body was exhumed following a court order so that further examination could be done to establish the cause of her death.

The child was allegedly raped by a 43-year-old man who has since been arrested and charged.

The child’s case has sparked uproar among women leaders in the region.