21 December 2012

Kenya: Mother of Five Slain Kids Surrenders, Claims Innocence

The mother of five children who were found murdered on Thursday in their house at Nairobi's Korogocho slum has surrendered to the police.

The woman reported to the Kasarani Police Station on Thursday night where she expressed shock at the killing of her children.

"She has said she is equally shocked... she claims she learnt of the whole thing from the media," Nairobi Provincial Police chief Moses Nyakwama said.

"She is in custody for interrogation," he added.

Detectives were questioning her to establish whether she was involved in the killings.

"As at now, we cannot tell if she is guilty or not," one detective involved in the investigation told Capital FM News.

Nyakwama said she they hope she will assist them in tracking down the slain children's father, who is believed to be a prime suspect in the deaths.

Bodies of the children aged between two and 10 were discovered in their house by neighbours at about 11 am on Thursday.

One of them appeared to have been stabbed in the stomach, while the rest were likely poisoned "because they had some foam oozing from the mouths.

Copyright © 2012 Capital FM. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.