A man who is said to be mentally challenged on Tuesday, October 19 murdered his mother in Githurai 45, Kiambu County.
Eric Kamau, 24, killed his mother Mary Wanja, 49, in cold blood with police and locals accusing the suspect of being a drug addict.
The suspect is said to have picked a quarrel with his mother before reaching for a kitchen which he used to stab his mother. He also turned against his own brother and stabbed him as well.
Witnesses say that it was unclear why the man was so violent in his attack to an extent that he used a knife to attack his mother.
“I heard a lot of noise from the house and this prompted me to rush to the scene only to find the woman on the floor wailing in pain. The man had also injured his brother before he bolted off,” Kevin Kimani a local in Githurai told K24 Digital.
Kimani said that Wanja reportedly died moments later as they were planning to rush her to the hospital but the young brother is admitted at a local facility and is said to be in a stable condition.
Another local, Caleb Kanyuira described the incident as very unfortunate as he accused the man of being addicted to the use of bhang.
He said that the suspect is always known to be dramatic, unlike his brother whom Caleb described as calm and composed.
“This is very unfortunate; I am still in shock wondering why the man decided to end the life of his own mother. However, he is known to be very unruly and never listens to anyone,” Kanyuira said.
Police officers who were alerted about the incident and rushed to the scene of the crime, where they picked the body of the woman and took it to the Kenyatta University Hospital morgue.
Already, Ruiru Sub-County Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Justus Ombati told the media that already a manhunt had been launched to nab the suspect.
He said that police officers have been dispatched and were trailing the suspect who has gone into hiding.
“The youth should make the right decisions and these issues of taking drugs should stop. They should engage on things that can build the country,” Ombati said.