A 26-year-old woman from Kiamuguongo Village in Ndia Constituency, Kirinyaga County has reportedly confessed to killing her 8-year-old son for money. According to reports from Baricho Police Station, she confessed to sacrificing her son after receiving KSH20,000 from devil worshipers in Nairobi’s South area. The woman said that the cult leader had given her an option of killing either her mother or son.
Confirming the incident, Mohammed Huka, Kirinyaga West OCPD, stated that the police arrested the suspect on Wednesday, 16th of November, 2016, after being tipped off by villagers. He said,
“Officers apprehended the woman when she was taking the boy’s body to Karatina District Hospital mortuary. After interrogations, she confessed to being a devil worshipper and that her cult leader had asked her to sacrifice her son. This is the first incident of such nature in Kirinyaga County since I was posted here.”
The suspect will remain in police custody for 14 days while investigation into the matter continues, after which she will be arraigned in Baricho Law Court.