Laikipia man kills son then dies by suicide over ‘his spouse’s infidelity’

A police car on patrol. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

A 42-year-old man from Rumuruti in Laikipia West Subdistrict killed his 12-year-old son on Friday and then died by suicide over alleged infidelity by his wife.

The incident happened in the afternoon in the village of Naitoria in Karaba.

The man’s body was found a few meters from that of his son.

Maina had left a suicide note strategically placed on the music system in his house.

In the note, the deceased accused his wife of infidelity.

The bodies of the father and son were taken to the Sipili funeral home while the investigation into their deaths continued.

The incident was reported to Rumuruti Police Station.

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