Mother kills child over differences with husband in plot to flee with new lover


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A woman has been arrested after killing one of her two children at Kaplamai village in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County, in an attempt to flee with a new lover following long-standing differences with her husband.

Faith Chepkemoi Maritim, 34, told authorities that frequent fights with her husband – Benard Maritim – led her into the arms of another man whom she said was ready to marry her.

She hence stated that she decided to kill the 3-year-old child they had sired together in an attempt to cut all ties with her husband and elope with the new lover.

Area Assistant Chief Rotich said preliminary investigations revealed that the woman had been in communication with the new lover through SMS and they were preparing to flee on Monday morning.

According to the administrator, Mrs Maritim hit the boy using firewood on the neck and killed him instantly on Sunday around 10pm incident then covered him with a blanket before raising alarm.

The woman has since been taken to the Olenguruone Police Station whereas the body of the deceased child was taken to Olenguruone hospital morgue.

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