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Elgeyo Marakwet Man kills his two children, hangs self

By Lynn Kolongei | Dec 10th 2021 | 1 min read

Residents at Salaba Village in Keiyo North sub-county in Elgeyo Marakwet County surrounding the house where bodies of two children and their father were found. [Christopher Kipsang, Standard]

A father in Chebonet village in Elgeyo Marakwet County has killed his two children before hanging himself.

County police commander Patrick Lumumba said initial reports indicate that Jackson Kimeli- 38 strangled his children aged 5 and 7 and locked them in their room before hanging himself in his room.

The incident left the village in shock amid reports that the deceased had quarrelled with his wife at around 5 am, before assaulting her.

Beatrice Chelagat, a relative, said after the argument between the two, the wife left the house to seek medical attention at a nearby hospital, only to find the entire family dead when she came back.

According to police, an argument between the deceased and his wife arose when he arrived home at around 4 am while drunk.

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