Residents of Kaplamai village in Kuresoi South sub-county are in shock after a woman killed her 3 year old son in a bid to re-marry.
The woman, Faith Chepkemoi, 34, a mother of two is alleged to have hit her son on the neck with a piece of wood killing him on the spot while her husband, Bernard Maritim had gone to the farm in the company of their 5 year old son.
According to the area residents, Chepkemoi began screaming calling out for help in the evening hours and upon reaching out to her, they found the lifeless body of the child covered with a blanket as her mother claimed that she was not in a position to know what killed her son.
Area police sub-county commander, Samson Adanje confirmed the incident saying that the woman is being held in custody to assist in investigations.
It is suspected that the woman ended her son’s life due to domestic squabbles with her husband and did not want any memories of him as she planned to leave the marriage so as to remarry.
Adanje said the suspect will be arraigned in court once investigations are complete as the child was under her care when the incident occurred.
The body of the minor was taken to Olenguruone sub-county mortuary awaiting postmortem.
By Emily Kadzo