Man ⛓Arrested for Killing His 9-Month-Old Child Over Food in Murang’a

Man ⛓Arrested for Killing His 9-Month-Old Child Over Food in Murang’a

A man was arrested in Muranga on Wednesday on claims he murdered his 9-month-old child over food at their home in Kagumo-ini village, Kandara sub-county. Francis Muiruri is said to have committed the heinous act after his wife declined to give him food when he arrived home at about 3 am. Area DCI boss Peter Muiru said the man reportedly grabbed the baby, who has a twin brother, and tossed him in the air in anger.

The child fell and was picked by his mother who tried to calm his wails by breastfeeding him. "It is only in the morning that the suspect's wife realised that the child had passed away in the night," the detective said. The woman reported the matter to Kagumo-ini AP post. The DCIO said the suspect will be charged with murder once investigations are concluded. He said the police are talking to the man's neighbours to establish the kind of relationship that the suspect has with his wife.

"If there were other issues that contributed to the death of the child, they will come out eventually," Muiru said. He noted that there is a problem of alcoholism in Murang'a region, said to be the main cause of marital violence. Shocked residents said the man should not be forgiven for venting his anger on his children.

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