A 32-year-old woman on Tuesday killed her husband and their two children before committing suicide at their home in Thome estate, Nairobi.
Confirming the shocking incident, area Nyumba Kumi chairman Geoffrey Mugo says the couple was embroiled in recurrent domestic disputes, adding that the man aged 37 had several times reported to him about being beaten by the wife.
“A while back the man came to me and reported the wife had beaten him. But after speaking to him for awhile, the man said he did not want to report the matter to the police or chief,” Mr. Mwangi told Citizen Digital.
Last night, however, things took a tragic turn after the woman, who was a food trader, descended on the man with an axe and struck him to death.
It is believed that the man, a casual labourer, was attacked while asleep, as he was found lying dead on the bed.
The woman then strangled to death their two children aged 14 and three years before hanging herself with a rope in the house.
The bodies of the four were discovered on Tuesday afternoon after customers who used to buy food from the woman at a construction site raised queries over her whereabouts.
It was then that the Nyumba Kumi chairman was alerted, and upon going to the couple’s house he found the entire family of four dead.
Police officers from Kasarani Police Station led by the Deputy OCPD and OCS Andrew Muchemi visited the scene before the bodies were moved to City Mortuary.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.
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