, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 14 – A man in Kiambu has been accused of killing his six year-old step daughter before stashing her body in a suitcase.
The man is said to have telephoned his wife and told her to open the suitcase where she would get some Sh3 million.
“After the man had left he called his wife and told her that there was a bag at their house with Sh3 million. My sister however did not bother to check,” a remorseful auntie to the child recounted.
“In the evening, my sister started looking for the child with little success and that’s when she called him (her husband). After lying to her that he was with the child, he revealed that he had sacrificed her.”
His wife then called relatives who helped her to open the suitcase only to find her daughter’s mutilated body.
“The bag had been placed on their bed with the girl wrapped between clothes,” she pointed out.
The man has since gone underground and is being sought by the police.
The motive is yet to be established but neighbours say the couple’s relationship was rocky.
The county was recently shocked by the deaths of the entire family of lawyer Paul Magu in bizarre circumstances
Magu’s children Ryan Ndau, 9, Allen Muhiu, 8, and Tiffany, 5 had been missing for a week until their mutilated bodies were discovered in the expansive Tatu City farm in Ruiru.
Magu, the 35-year-old lawyer-turned-preacher died when he stepped onto the path of an oncoming bus on the Thika-Garissa Road, a day after the body of his wife Lydia Wangui, 34, was found on Kiambu Road.