7 December 2017

Kenya: Man Lynched in Makueni for Killing Son and Chopping Off Wife's Hand

A man was lynched on Wednesday afternoon for attacking his 26-year-old wife and killing their three-month-old son over a disagreement.

The 40-year-old man had locked himself up with his newly wedded wife and their son in their house at Ngoluni Market in Makueni County, before attacking his family.


Mbooni East OCPD Peter Njeru said the man and his wife had been quarrelling and the man chopped off the woman's right hand.

"He then transferred his anger to his three-month-old son, whom he cut on the forehead, gorging out an eye, before he set their rented house on fire with the intent to end all their lives," added Mr Njeru.

Members of the public broke into the house through a window to save the family, but the man confronted them with his machete.


Unbowed, they regrouped, chased the man and beat him to death.

The child died while undergoing treatment at Kisau Health Centre.

The woman was rushed to Makueni Level 4 Hospital.

The bodies of the man and his son were taken to Makueni Level 4 Hospital mortuary.


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