Man kills wife, children and also dies after setting house ablaze

January 16, 2018 9:22 am
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What is left of the family home/JOSEPH MURAYA

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – A man has killed his wife and three children before setting their house on fire where he also burnt to death Tuesday morning.

Police said the incident occurred at Malaba area in Juja within Kiambu County.

“Neighbours entered the house and found one burned body of a middle aged man laying at the veranda door. In the bedroom were four bodies. Three children and their mother all aged below 10 years with visible head injuries and on bed the body of the mother of the three kids also having visible injuries,” the police report stated.

Locals indicated that the man first murdered his wife and their three children aged below 10 years before he set the house on fire at 1.30am.

Neighbours told police that the couple has been having long standing domestic wrangles in recent weeks.

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