Man hangs himself, after smashing his 2-yr-old Son to death over misunderstanding with wife

A middle-aged man has killed his two-year-old son before committing suicide by hanging at Kilala shopping centre in Kaiti, Makueni County, Kenya.

Neighbours say that the man and his wife were living a scuffled life before.

Hence, an angry David Muia, a father of one, turned to his son killing him on the spot. He then committed suicide by hanging himself shortly after.

The incident happened at their employer’s farm which is located a few kilometers on the outskirts of Kilala.

Makueni County Commander Joseph Ole Naipeiyan confirmed the incident, adding that it was under investigation. The two bodies were taken to Makueni Referral hospital mortuary.

The couple was living in Kilala market but both were casual laborers, working for the same employer.

Muia, 21, is said to have killed the boy by hitting his head on the floor severally.

Ms Elizebeth Mueni, a neighbor, said the man used to ‘attack’ his wife especially when drunk.

“The man used to batter his wife. She would often tell us that she had nowhere to run to as she was an orphan,” said Mueni.