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Githurai man stabs mother to death, injures twin brother in shocking 3 am incident

In Summary

  • The suspect reportedly stabbed his mother twice, in the neck and arm.
  • He then stabbed his twin brother in the abdomen. Police have launched a hunt for him.

Grief and shock engulfed residents of Githurai area in Kiambu County after a man killed his mother and injured his twin brother on Tuesday morning.

Erick Kamau, 24, reportedly stabbed his mother Mary Wanja twice- in the neck and arm, in a shocking incident that happened at 3 am where he lives with his twin brother.

Confirming the incident, Ruiru DCI officer Justus Ombati says that Wanja had travelled from Murang’a to visit her sons in Githurai. Unfortunately, a dispute ensued between her and one of her sons.

“The suspect, Erick Kamau, left home on Monday 6 pm. When he returned at 3 am Tuesday, he picked a fight with his mother. During the dawn exchange, Kamau picked a kitchen knife and stabbed his mother in the neck and arm, killing her on the spot,” said Ombati.

It was at this point that the other twin, Derick Kamau, attempted to rescue their mother by shielding her from the attacks. The suspect stabbed him in the abdomen.

Derick is currently receiving treatment at St Francis Comunity Hospital in Kasarani.

Preliminary investigations have since established that the suspect has mental problems.

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