A case in which a man accused of hacking his wife and four children to death in the most bizarre way in Kathata village, Gichugu in Kirinyaga county failed to take off after a Gichugu court authorized that he be hospitalised.
This is after the accused Paul Murage Njuki complained before the court of a headache.
Before Gichugu Principal magistrate Leah Kaberia,the 35 year old pleaded with the court to have the state attend to his ailing condition before any intended application on his case is determined.
Kaberia authorized the officers investigating his case to see to it that he is rushed to a nearby health facility before he is returned to court in the afternoon hours.
However, a local publication has since established that the office of the DCI intends to file an application to have the court give it a period of two weeks to complete investigations.
Murage is accused of wiping out his entire family through the use of lethal weapons in a domestic related violence case.
He allegedly axed his wife Millicent Muthomi, 38, and their four children; two daughters and two sons, aged between 1 and 13 years.
Before killing his eldest daughter, Njuki defiled her and later hid the killer ax along the river banks in his neighborhood.
At the police station, he also confessed to peddling bhang.