When someone dies, it is usually a sombre mood among the family, relatives and friends of the deceased.
Ironically, this was not the case for a family in Kathima, Igembe Central. On Sunday, June 13, the family threw a large party to celebrate the killing of their kin who was lynched by irate mob as he attempted to murder his mother.
Jadiel Kaberia, 30, was reportedly released from Kangeta GK Prison on May 20, 2021 under unclear circumstances. He had been jailed after he killed his wife, his child and father.
He was killed by angry residents after he tried to kill his mother. It took Eunice Nkatha’s screams for the villagers to come to her rescue.
Speaking to journalists, Nkatha said that she was happy his son was killed.
“We are very happy as a family and being a mother, I decided to host a celebration ceremony today because my son was like a devil. In fact, I am very happy for his death because he wanted to kill me, his two other children and his three siblings,” Kaberia’s mother said.
Nkatha says that she has been living in fear ever since Kaberia’s controversial release from prison, but that is about to change now.
“I am thanking the villagers who came to my rescue and killed him. We are now at peace. Before he was arrested, he kept on threatening us claiming that we did not love him even after allocating him a large piece of land with tea plantation that was attracting good income to him. He went ahead and attacked his father with a knife killing him on the spot as we scampered for safety that fateful day,” Nkatha reminisces the day she witnessed her son killing his own father.
Even the neighbours who were present at the ‘funeral bash’ could not hide their joy. Bernard Kimathi, one of the neighbours, says that the village is finally at peace and women and girls will now go about their businesses freely. “Women could not go to the market or shambas alone and even school going girls needed to walk in groups because this man was a dangerous one.”
As reported by People’s Daily, efforts to offer Kaberia counselling services after he was released from prison proved futile. Instead, he reportedly confided in Ken Mutwiri, the counsellor, that his mission was to kill three more of his family members.