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Man slaughters his 6-year-old son after quarrel with wife

27 January 2016, 10:08 Mohammed Yusuf

Embu - A middle-aged man from Dallas Estate in Embu Town has slaughtered his 6-year-old son before attempting commit suicide by consuming poison.

It is alleged that the man, Edward Robert Mukuria had a quarrel with his wife Monday in the evening where the man overpowered the wife and took away their son.

The mother of the deceased son is said to have reported the matter at the Embu police station and requested the police for security. But her cry fell on deaf ears as the police claimed that their vehicle did not have fuel to enable them to reach her home, which is approximately 200 meters away, for assistance.

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The lady did not spend the night in the house but went back to the police station Tuesday morning to insist on the matter.

In the morning, Embu West OCPD Francis Sang said the police visited the home where they found that the man and his son in a pool of blood in the sitting room. The man had slaughtered the son and then consumed rat poison.

Eyewitnesses say that had the police intervened in time, the boy’s life could have been saved. Police have since launched investigations into the matter.

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