Man arrested after gruesome murder of wife, two children in Mbeere

Police crime scene marking. Photo/Courtesy

Detectives in Mbeere are investigating an incident where a man is alleged to have killed his wife and two children aged 9 and 5 in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), David Kariuki Nyaga locked up his family inside their house in Kiamukuyu before executing them one after the other.

“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 DCI said on Twitter.

The murder weapon was recovered and the suspect arrested as detectives try to establish the motive of the killings.

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