Man Murders Mother, Brother In Nasty Quarrel

Written By John Mutiso  📝

A 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after killing his mother and seven-year-old brother in a bizarre incident in the Kamulu area of Ruai, Nairobi County.

David Kimani used stones to hit the two in the head in their home on Tuesday morning, killing them.

The victims were identified as Peninah Njoki Kimani, 43, and Maina Karibu.

A neighbor who responded to the deceased’s screams and attempted to help was struck by a rock and seriously injured. She is admitted to the hospital with head wounds.

Nairobi Police Commissioner James Mugera said the suspect was apprehended near the crime scene.

He went on to say that they believe the incident was caused by domestic disputes, but that investigations are still ongoing.

“The man will be among others undergo medical tests before he is prosecuted with murder. We are investigating it,” he said.

Domestic homicides have been on the rise in recent months, with authorities blaming them on a variety of factors, including poverty.

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