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Father Kills Son Before Taking Own Life

Tragedy  struck  after a  man  killed his one and a half year old son, before hanging himself at Kilala Location, Makueni Sub-county.

According to the Sub-County Police Commander (SCPC), Timothy  Maina, the assailant, John Muia, aged 29, grabbed his son, Justus Muuo, by the leg and smashed him on the ground on Saturday at around 4pm.

“The man  reportedly got agitated after a quarrel with his wife, Purity Mutheu, 21, and he assaulted the child, seriously injuring him,” said Mai

The  SCPC said the child was rushed to the Makueni County Referral Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Muia, who  worked as a farm hand later on hanged himself on a tree using a Leso in his employer’s farm in the locality.

The  bodies  were taken to the Makueni County Hospital mortuary as police commenced investigations.

By  Roselyne  Kavoo

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