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Family in agony after man stabs two brothers to death

BUSINESS
By | September 6th 2010

By Ally Jamah

It was a black Sunday for Lucy Wambui Wairuri after her lastborn son stabbed his two brothers to death.

The son turned against his brothers at Muthure in Kikuyu in the middle of the night.

The attack left Martin Mwangi, 46, who was bedridden after suffering a stroke, dead. His brother, George Kimani, 25, allegedly stabbed him in the stomach.

Before that Kimani is said to have brutally attacked his other brother, Evans Kanja, 43, in his hotel at Muthure shopping centre.

Mrs Lucy Wambui (right) is comforted by a relative, Ms Margaret Muthoni, after her two sons were killed in Kikuyu. [PHOTO: Collins Kweyu]

"I don’t know what to say. I have never imagined that my son could do such a thing," said Mrs Wairuri, as neighbours trooped into her house to comfort her.

The elderly woman said screams of her eldest son woke her up at 2am, but when she rushed out to check on him, it was too late — the killer had vanished, leaving a trail of death.

"Kimani had been working in the farm the previous day as usual and there was no indication he was planning to kill. I can’t believe this," she said yesterday.

Shocking murders

Police have arrested the suspect, said to have been bragging to people in a nearby bar how he had "gotten rid" of his brothers.

Wairuri’s husband died in 1998 and her five other children live with their families.

Kimani is being held at Kikuyu Police Station and Lari OCPD Bejamin Maritim said they are investigating.

The incident comes barely days after the shock of a man murdering his wife and three children in Kisumu and another in Migori where another man killed his family.

Elsewhere, a student was waylaid, killed and his head chopped off as he headed for a village disco dubbed "Back to school" in Gem.

Residents stumbled on Bryan Ochieng’s dismembered body on a footpath. Villagers at Sarika in the border of Gem and Khwisero in Western have accused the police of laxity, claiming the body of a man was also found without eyes a fortnight ago.

Yesterday, local DC Abdirizak Jaldesa said they are investigating both incidents.

— Additional reporting by George Olwenya

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