Police in Murang’a, Kenya are desperately searching for a 21-year old single mother who they say murdered her two year old son and inflicted serious injuries on his four year old.
“The young mother had visited her home village for Christmas festivities. She was working as a house help in Kiria-ini, leaving her two children under the care of her mother,” County Criminal Investigations Officer Daniel Kandie said
Investigations into the incidents, which occurred on Sunday afternoon in Kianjogu village are underway. The woman allegedly attempted suicide thereafter.
“She looked disturbed and kept to herself. She had suddenly become sullen and did not appear to be in a hurry to go back to her employer,” said Jacinta Gathoni, adding that they heard no commotion from the house.
“Their grandmother was away…we only learnt of the tragedy when she came back and screamed upon stumbling on the two sons lying in a pool of blood.”
The four-year-old son was admitted to the Murang’a Level Five Hospital in critical condition, while the body of the two-year-old was taken to Muriranjas Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem.