Relatives of woman who killed her entire family reveal details of her troubled marriage

By Vincent Kejitan | Thursday, Jul 11th 2019 at 09:00
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Relatives of Joyce Wanjiru, the woman who killed her husband David Gitau and two children before committing suicide in Marurui, Thome Estate, have revealed she had anger issues.

According to Mary Mwihaki, her sister-in-law, Wanjiru was irritable but they never imagined she would kill her children.

“Wanjiru was a friendly lady but was easily irritated. She had temper issues.

“She must have been possessed by demons for her to do that. How do you even kill your own children?” she wondered.

Mwihaki also mourned the demise of her brother saying it was a huge blow to the family since he was supporting them financially with the little he got.

It is believed that Gitau, a casual labourer, was attacked while asleep, as the body was found lying on the bed, witnesses and police said.

The woman then strangled to death their two children aged 14 and three years before hanging herself with a rope in the house.

The bodies of the four were discovered on Tuesday afternoon after labourers who used to buy food from the woman at a construction site raised queries over her whereabouts.

Police said the couple had recurrent domestic disputes, adding that Gitau had several times reported about being beaten by the wife.

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