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Why courts have released UoN lecturer whose son was found dead in South B house

The 13-year-old boy's body was found wrapped in a blanket

University of Nairobi lecturer Hannah Inyama released after 13-year-old son was found dead in their South B house

Hannah Inyama, a University of Nairobi lecturer was on Wednesday released after the courts established that she is not fit to stand trial.

Ms Inyama was arrested after police found the decomposing body of her 13-year-old son wrapped in a blanket in their house in Nairobi's South B estate.

Initial reports had suggested that Ms Inyama may have been a member of a cult. She had told investigators that her son fell and because she does not believe in hospitals, he died in the house.


A psychiatric evaluation presented to Makadara Chief Magistrate Heston Nyaga, however, established that Ms Inyama is not sound of mind.

The investigating officer told the court that the lecturer had been put on medication that she is required to take daily.

What killed UoN lecturer's 13-year-old son?

An autopsy conducted on the teenager revealed that he had died due to excessive bleeding in his stomach. Pathologists stated that the boy had severe ulcers which led to the internal bleeding.

They further established that the boy may have been dead for about 10 days when police discovered the body.


A caretaker at the lecturer's apartment building alerted police after a foul smell started emanating from the house at the sixth floor of the building.

The courts heard that Ms Inyama will have a follow-up consultation with her doctor on November 29.

She was released to stay with her parents who are to ensure she reports to a police station every Friday.


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