In Summary
  • John Maina Wang’ombe noted, however, that he was drunk, and therefore not in the right state of mind.
  • The suspect, who cried uncontrollably during the confession, said he began by hitting his children with a weighing machine.
  • One was stabbed in the chest and the other in the neck.

The man who killed his six and four-year-old daughters in their house in Mishomoroni, Mombasa County, made a confession in court on Friday.

John Maina Wang’ombe noted, however, that he was under the influence of alcohol, and therefore not in the right state of mind. Police said he had spent all of Thursday, when he killed the children, drinking in the house.

SOBBING

The suspect, who cried uncontrollably during the confession, said he began by hitting his children with a weighing machine.

He committed the crime shortly after calling them into the house to give them mangoes. His wife was at work at the time.

One of the girls was stabbed in the chest and the other in the neck.

Mr Maina then sat on a jerrican next to the bodies of his children, Angel Wanja and Grace Wangui, for about an hour.

“It is true that I killed my daughters. I was drunk ... I only realised [later] that I had committed an offence,” he told Senior Principal Magistrate Diana Mochache at a Shanzu court.

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