A 72-year-old woman was killed by her grandson in Kaiyani village in Kaiti, Makueni County, the area police boss Timothy Maina has confirmed.
Following the murder, Muendo Kianga (52), Elizabeth Muendo (46) and their son Musembi Muendo (24) were arrested on Saturday evening and are assisting investigations in connection with the murder.
However, Maina said after interrogation, the grandson, Musembi, confessed that on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 8pm, he bludgeoned his grandmother, Ndula Kianga, to death and concealed the body in a shallow grave within his parent’s home.
“The suspect used a thick stick to hit the woman on the head, killing her. He voluntarily led the police to the said grave where the body was retrieved together with the murder weapon,” said Maina while speaking to Kenya News Agency on telephone on Sunday morning.
He said the Iuani Location chief reported the incident to the police.
The police boss said the suspects are being held at the Makueni Police Station and will be arraigned to face murder charges once investigations are completed.
The body of the deceased was taken to the Makueni Level 5 Hospital mortuary for preservation awaiting postmortem.