Village plunged into sorrow and mourning
Kathata village in Kirinyaga East Sub- County has been plunged into a state of sorrow after a man went berserk and wiped his entire family by hacking them to death with an axe .
After the 2 am horrific incident , the man walked and surrendered himself to the law enforcing agents at the nearby Kianyaga Police station.
The 35 year old man was reported to have been caught red handed by his wife allagedly defiling his 13 year old daughter when hell broke.
The man who appeared to have premeditated to wipe out his family picked an axe and hacked the wife before setting on the four children starting with the rape victim.
“After doing with the wife , the man then set upon the four children whose bodies he mutilated with the sharp weapon and fled from the home , “ a shocked neighbour who did not wish to be named told the Moutain Times earlier this morning .
The blood soaked man then rushed to a nearby Murubara stream where he confessed to have thrown the murder weapon to before attempting to commit suicide.
But the suspect was said to have changed his mind over suicide and left a can full of some chemical before walking to the police station and surrendered .
The lifeless bodies of the victims were found lying on their beds which had been soaked with blood.
Following the incident, local leaders have urged area residents to stay calm since the suspect has since been arrested .
Gichugu Parliamentary aspirant Clement Munyua while condemning the brutal multiple murders assured the next of kin of his full support during the mourning period .
“ I have with deep sorrow learnt of this heinous crime committed against an innocent family and I wish to stake that it’s unfortunate that we had to lose such a young family through extreme domestic violence , Munyua said in his condolence message .
Also to condemn the murders was the Kirinyaga Senatorial aspirant Gachoki Kathanga who asked the church and other social Organisations to step up their counseling efforts to families suffering from their drug addicted members .
“ What has happened today in our beloved county is not only shocking but worrying since an entire family was completely whipped out in a matter of minutes ,”said the aspirants .
The suspect who is said to have confessed to the police how he planned and executed the murders at Monday dawn is being held at Kianyaga police station pending court appearance later .