The video revealed the suspect beating his wife with what appears to be a belt before picking up their child and tossing him against the wall.
According to reports making the rounds, a man accused his wife of infidelity and claimed that he was not the biological father to their alleged four-year-old child.
However, a verification revealed that the video is from a Swahili movie shot in the neighbouring Tanzania.
The movie titled Sitamani Kuolewa Tena, (I don’t want to be married again) shows the exact scene where the infuriated man picks a fight with his wife and the couple ends up in a violent altercation.
The man – after assaulting his wife for minutes, heads to where the child was laying on the floor, picks the baby and throws him against the wall and continues beating his wife.
The video had been widely circulated in Kenya with a section of social media users alleging that it was part of the CCTV footage of a 23-year-old man from Murang’a County who is in police custody over allegations of killing their four-month old son.
The Murang’a incident, according to police, happened on Tuesday, January 25, and the case reported by the suspect’s father.
The video elicited anger from Kenyans online with people perceiving the scene from the movie to be the actual footage. However, this was not the case.