Police have arrested a man in Mbeere, Embu county after killing his wife and two children in the most horrific manner.
The suspect identified as David Kariuki Nyaga is reported to have locked his wife,28 and his two children aged 9 and 5-years before hitting their heads with a sledge hammer one at a time.
“Detectives in Mbeere are investigating a murder incident, where a man savagely killed his wife, 28 & his two children aged 9 & 5 in the wee hours of today morning.
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David Kariuki Nyaga had locked up his family inside their house in Kiamukuyu, before executing them one after the other, in a scene described by the detectives who documented it as gory.” Said DCI
The detectives were informed of the incident by the village assistant Chief but upon their arrival, all the three victims had been wiped out before arresting the suspect as they establish the motive behind his actions.
“Earlier, our officers had been informed by the village Assistant Chief Anthony Munyiri of the incident and together with their Police counterparts, rushed to the scene.
Unfortunately, by the time of their arrival the suspect had wiped out his entire family in the most despicable manner, by hitting their foreheads using a sledge hammer.
The murder weapon was recovered and the suspect arrested, as detectives try to establish the motive of the killings.” Said DCI
Speaking to the media were neighbours who revealed that the man and his wife were constantly quarreling.