A Family in Kathima, Kiegoi in Igembe South today hosted a feast to celebrate the killing of their kin Jadiel Kaberia who was lynched by irate villagers as he attempted to murder his mother.
The family says the late who was allegedly released from Kangeta G.K prison a week ago before meeting his death, had previously killed his 60-year-old father, his wife and his child.
"We are very happy as a family and being 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 Eunice Nkatha told People Daily Digital.
She further disclosed that she will hold a one-week merry making celebration, insisting that her family has finally found peace after many years of sleepless nights.
"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," she recalled.
According to his niece Elosy Wanja, Kaberia was a notorious criminal who had also been accused of raping girls and women.
Some of the villagers who spoke during the celebration also said it was a relief in the area adding that the 30-year-old father of two was a dangerous criminal.
"The village is finally at peace. 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," Bernard Kimathi a neighbour said.
Ken Mutwiri who offered him counseling services after he was allegedly released from prison in May said his efforts to take him to church proved futile after Kaberia instead openly disclosed that he was on a mission to kill ten more family members.
" I tried to talk to this man to repent and go to church so that the society can accept him back but instead he laughed it off and said he was out to kill ten more family members," said Mutwiri.