In Summary
  • Mr James Ndung'u allegedly murdered his 25-year-old wife Jane Njoki and his three-year-old son at their home in Mwiyogo village.
  • County police boss Maxwel Nyaema said Mr Ndung'u later attempted to commit suicide by drinking a pesticide.
  • Resident Simon Ndirangu told the Nation that Ms Njoki would have given birth in August.

A 47-year-old man from Tigithi ward in Laikipia County has been accused of killing his pregnant wife and son following a domestic squabble.

Mr James Ndung'u allegedly murdered his 25-year-old wife Jane Njoki and his three-year-old son at their home in Mwiyogo village.

County police boss Maxwel Nyaema said Mr Ndung'u later attempted to commit suicide by drinking a pesticide.

Mr Nyaema said a sharp object was used in the attack that the area's assistant chief reported early on Friday.

“The deceased had a deep cut in the forehead and a slit in the neck. We will open an inquiry to gather more information on the incident,” Mr Nyaema said.

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