A man in Shauri Moyo Estate, Nairobi has allegedly killed his two daughters aged 10 and 3 after bitter fall out with his wife and her family.
The man only identified as Simiyu is reported to have threatened to do ‘something bad’ after his wife’s family threatened to take his daughters from his custody.
Simiyu and his wife are reported to have been having marital issues for the past four years and at one point left each other before reuniting.
Neighbours say that the situation escalated sometime in December when Simiyu beat up his wife badly prompting her to report the matter at Shauri Moyo police station before walking out him.
“In December Simiyu beat up his wife so bad she ran and came to my house. We reported the matter to Shauri Moyo. On Sunday he said that the wife’s sister had called him and threatened to take the children away, he also said he would take the kids to Kitale or do something the family would live to regret.” Said Mary Awuor, a neighbor to the couple
Awuor also added that she got worried when her daughter reported to her that Simiyu’s kids had not been at the bus stop where their school bus normally picks them on Monday morning.
Area chief Florence Chokaa who was called to the scene after the young girls’ bodies were found, also reports having cancelled the couple in the last four years.
The girls’ bodies were found foaming at the mouth.