Husband kills wife and child

A 38 year old man murdered his 22 year old pregnant wife before turning on his one year nine months old son at Kocholwo location in Keiyo South Sub County on Sunday following a domestic quarrel.

Area Chief, Alexander Keitany said the man slashed his wife who was five months pregnant and his son using a panga and surrendered himself to the chief’s camp after committing the heinous act.

According to the chief, there were reports that the suspect differed with his wife after she declined to accompany him to the shamba.

He got infuriated, went into the family store and took a panga slashing the two to death, the chief said.

Area OCPD, Wilmoth Mwakio confirmed that police were holding the suspect, saying they were probing him to establish the reason for his action, adding that the bodies were taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.

Mwakio regretted that such cases were on the increase in the area and called on couples to seek counsel from elders whenever they have disputes in their marriages instead of resulting into such actions.

Source: Kenya News Agency