A 50-year-old man committed suicide in the Kangui district of Githunguri, Kiambu County, leaving behind a note confessing to the murder of his 80-year-old mother.
Gikonyo Muchiiri is reported to have murdered his mother, Nyakero Muchiri, over the Inua Jamii fund.
However, when he exhausted the money, he also killed himself.
His mother was discovered dead at her house earlier this month, with allegations claiming she was slain over Ksh.8,000 Inua Jamii Cash.
“He has already admitted to murdering his mother… His mother was to be buried tomorrow, but we don’t know if the burial will be postponed so that the two can be buried together,” said a neighbor.
Residents believe that the late Muchiri was high on narcotics at the time of his death.
He was found dead inside his house after hanging himself on the roof after penning a confession about murdering his mother.
The incident was confirmed by Githunguri Police Commander Mary Kaimenyi, who also stated that inquiries into Nyakero Muchiri’s death are still underway.
“He had a written message in his pocket that claimed he felt guilty for what he did to his mother,” Kaimenyi said.