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Father Kills Five Children in Nairobi (Kenya)
Mother of 5 slain kids surrenders, claims innocence
Nairobi, Kenya: A man killed his five children after a domestic quarrel in an incident that left residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi in shock.
The man is suspected to have poisoned and stabbed the children aged between 10 and 2.
Police say four of the children were poisoned while one was stabbed to death.
Neighbours said the man and his wife have been quarreling and she has been away for sometime.
They said they discovered the cruel act the man had committed on Thursday morning when they failed to see the children playing.
The man and his wife were missing and police are looking for them.
Kasarani deputy police boss Joseph Gichangi addresses journalists on the killing of five children after a domestic row between their parents December 20, 2012 in Korogocho, Nairobi.
NAIROBI, Kenya Dec 21 – The mother of five children who were found murdered on Thursday in their house at Nairobi’s Korogocho slum has surrendered to the police.
The woman reported to the Kasarani Police Station on Thursday night where she expressed shock at the killing of her children.
“She has said she is equally shocked… she claims she learnt of the whole thing from the media,” Nairobi Provincial Police chief Moses Nyakwama said.
“She is in custody for interrogation,” he added.
Detectives were questioning her to establish whether she was involved in the killings.
“As at now, we cannot tell if she is guilty or not,” one detective involved in the investigation told Capital FM News.
Nyakwama said she they hope she will assist them in tracking down the slain children’s father, who is believed to be a prime suspect in the deaths.
Bodies of the children aged between two and 10 were discovered in their house by neighbours at about 11 am on Thursday.
One of them appeared to have been stabbed in the stomach, while the rest were likely poisoned “because they had some foam oozing from the mouths.