The University of Nairobi lecturer who was arrested after she was found holed up in a house in South B with the decomposing body of her 13-year-old son has spoken up.
Hannah Inyama is currently in police custody after her son, Emannuel Inyama was found wrapped in a blanket in their house in Nairobi’s South B estate.
The caretaker Stephen Mwangi of Kifaru Front Appartments reported the death of the teenager after he went to Hannah’s house to demand rent arrears.
He knocked on the door, no one opened. He then called Hannah’s phone, he heard it ring in the house, yet no one picked it.
That is when he moved to the window of the sitting room and saw Emmanuel’s body on the floor covered in a blanket.
Stephen said he was it by a strong stench and he saw flies swarming around the dead decomposing body.
Hannah told police the son fell and died in the house. She said she did not take him to the hospital because she does not believe in hospitals.
The mother told them the boy had fallen and died in her sixth-floor apartment.
“She said she did not take him to hospital because she does not believe in hospitals,” Ndolo said.
This is ironic because Hannah has been active in training health care providers on emergency courses such as neonatal resuscitation, basic and advanced life support.
Her research interests are in neonatal and obstetric emergencies, adult intensive care and resuscitation. She is in the final stages of her research that started in 2013.
Police believe the woman is in a cult. She was detained at the Industrial Area Police Station ahead of a planned visit to a psychiatric for assessment of her mental status.
This will determine the way forward of the case.
Emmanuel’s remains were taken to the mortuary.