In Summary
  • Mr James Maina called the girls into the house after finding them playing outside the house.
  • He then grabbed a knife from their cluttered, one-room house and attacked them.

A man on Thursday stabbed his two daughters to death in Mishomoroni, Mombasa county, after asking them to get into the house to eat mangoes.

John Maina Wang’ombe called the girls after finding them playing outside the house.

BRUTAL ATTACK

Like any trusting child would, the girls, aged six and four, dashed indoors, looking forward to sharing the juicy fruits with their father.

But their 30-year-old father instead grabbed a knife from their cluttered, one-room house and attacked them.

He stabbed one in the chest and the other in the neck.

Mr Maina, whom police and neighbours said was drunk, then sat on a jerrican as his daughters' bodies lay before him.

The girls’ deaths were discovered when Ms Lina Righa, a neighbour, called them to have lunch at her house but they did not come out.

Surprised, she sent her child to find out what might have happened.

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