Kenyan woman, husband and two children dead in suspected murder-suicide in U.S

Their lifeless bodies were found in their home Saturday morning. [Facebook]

A Kenyan woman has allegedly been killed by her husband in Louisville, Kentucky, America.

The 49-year-old Njoki Muchemi Stanton hails from Kiamaina, Kirinyaga County.

Southwest Jefferson County police say preliminary investigations point to a domestic violence that ended in murder-suicide.

Reports indicate that the husband, identified as Gary Stanton shot his wife and elder daughter several times, and the younger one once.

He later turned the gun on himself, police say.

Their lifeless bodies were found in their home on Saturday morning.

The couple had two daughters; 17-year-old Andrianna Stanton and 11-year-olf Brianna Stanton.

It is not yet clear what triggered the killings.

On November 28, Gary had posted on his Facebook status wishing his wife a happy birthday.

"Happy birthday to my wife. The love of life," he posted.

The status has since attracted over 300 comments and 14 shares with most of those commenting expressing their disbelief and sorrow.

The late Njoki had just buried his father, Geoffrey Migwi Muchemi who once worked at the Kenya Metrological Department. He passed on while in Lakewood, Washington and later buried at his farm in Kiamaina, Kirinyaga County.