Kenyan Woman Njoki Muchemi, Two Daughters Shot Dead By Husband After Birthday

    Police in Louisville, Kentucky are investigating a case in which a man identified as Gary Stanton allegedly committed a murder-suicide on Saturday morning, killing his Kenyan wife and two children.

    According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Gary, 60, shot his wife Mary Njoki Muchemi and their two daughters, Andrianna and Brianna, before turning the gun on himself.

    According to Kentucky local media reports, a man, woman, and two girls were found dead on East Pages Lane after a shooting.

    The Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 4500 block of East Pages Lane off Dixie Highway around 8:45 a.m. on Saturday.

    The coroner’s office identified the victims as Mary Stanton, 49, Adrianna Stanton, 17, and Brianna Stanton, 11 years old.

    The deaths are being investigated as domestic murder-suicide by the LMPD’s Homicide Unit.

    Mary’s sister took to Facebook and wrote, “Today I have lost my best friend. My one and only sister, Njoki Muchemi Stanton. I am not ok.”

    According to WDRB Media, Emily Muchemi stated earlier this week that her sister Mary was full of life and optimism.

    “Nothing seemed off,” Muchemi said in a statement. “We talked and joked every day.”

    “Family was important to her and she worked hard to lift everyone up in the family,” she added.

    On November 28, Gary posted a birthday message to his wife on Facebook.

    “Happy birthday to my wife. The love of my life,” he wrote.

    Mary Stanton was still in mourning after burying her father in Kiamaina, Kirinyaga County, on November 12.