Woman kills husband, two children and self in Roysambu

Residents looking at the bodies of the four at Thome estate, Roysambu.

A 32-year-old woman in Thome estate, Roysambu constituency killed her husband, two children before committing suicide yesterday.

The woman identified only as wa Jane hacked the 37-year-old husband with an axe while he was asleep then strangled to death their two children aged 12 and three years. She then hanged herself in the house.

She was a food vendor in the area while her husband identified as David Gitau was a casual labourer.

Shocked residents at the scene of murder.

According to area Nyumba Kumi Chairman Geoffrey Mwangi, Gitau had disclosed that he was severally beaten by the wife but did not make police report on the same.

Their bodies were discovered after construction workers wondered where she was after she failed to bring food to them. A hunt for her led to the gruesome discovery.

Mabati house in Thome Estate where the slain couple, children lived.


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