Police probe 3 suicides and a murder in a Kiambu village in one night
Nyathuna village in Kiambu county has been thrown into mourning over the death by suicide of three persons and the murder of one in a night.
According to the Kabete police commander, Joseph Muriuki, two men died in different homesteads. A woman in the same village consumed a suspected poisonous substance and fed the same to her son leading to their deaths.
Family and friends of the deceased woman said she had previously been diagnosed with depression.
“We had tried reaching her via phone the whole day in vain. We came here looking for her but saw her body lying on the ground. We broke the door and found her 11-year-old son lying on the bed,” recounts the deceased friend.
The deaths by suicide and murder have raised anxiety among villagers who have requested relevant authorities to intercede to prevent future deaths.
Bodies of the four were taken to Wangige hospital as the police start their investigations.
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