Police in Karatina tracking a law court official for murder. PHOTO | K24
Police in Karatina tracking a law court official for murder. PHOTO | K24

A Karatina Law Courts official in Nyeri is being tracked by police after allegedly murdering her husband and daughter. The 45-year-old woman law Court official went on the rampage at 4 am, axing her 47-year-old husband, Charles Murimi when the husband could not go on a Morning glory.

She then progressed to brutally chop her 13-year-old daughter to death at their home in Kuora Village in Ndia Constituency.

Their 21-year-old son narrowly escaped death by the skin of his teeth after he defended the mothers' effort to whack him and escaped to safety.

According to their neighbours, this is not the first time that the family was engaged in drama but have always found a way out.

Fredrick Munyiri who was Murimi's colleague at Jufred Dairies spoke to K24 about the murders, "I looked for my colleague, who accompanied me to the scene, where we found our manager, Murimi, lying in a pool of blood in his bedroom,"

"In a room adjacent to the manager’s bedroom, was the body of his 13-year-old daughter who had sustained a deep cut wound in her head," Munyiri added.

The daughter who attended Jufred Academy was supposed to sit for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams this year. The bodies of the father and daughter were taken to the Kerugoya County Referral Hospital mortuary.

Kirinyaga County Commissioner, Jim Njoka had days earlier noted that cases of domestic violence were increasing after the dusk till dawn curfew was imposed.

"I urge couples to stop fighting one another, especially men who are naturally physically stronger than their wives. Should you find it hard to solve your issues privately, then you can seek the services of a marriage counsellor, " the county commissioner said.

With most people staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence cases have been on the rise across the world.

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