A woman is currently in police custody after committing a heinous act against a family in Marigat Sub-county, in Baringo.
The suspect identified as Lydiah Jelagat Kipng’etich attacked her employer’s family on September 24, 2021, killing their 7 year-old son and seriously injured the mother.
According to DCI Chief, Kinoti, the woman armed herself with a rungu and sneaked into the family’s bedroom at night and attacked them while asleep. The family is said to belong to a prison warden based in Rumuruti and had given the 24 year-old woman a job as a nanny.
“As she (mother) raised distress calls amidst excruciating pain with blood oozing from her arms, head and neck, the woman knew not that her 7 year-old son had been the first target of the house help from hell,” said Kinoti.
It is reported that the man of the house was away on duty when the suspect struck. Neighbors soon responded to her wailing and thronged the area but the suspect had vanished in darkness.
“It was in the process of getting the woman ready for hospital that the neighbors stumbled upon the boy’s cold body hidden under the bed. He had some blood oozing from the mouth, with no physical injuries,” said Kinoti in a blood-chilling narration on their social media platform.
The victim was taken to Nyandarua County Referral Hospital for treatment while the boy’s body is in the same hospital’s morgue awaiting autopsy.
Over the weekend, detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau from the DCI headquarters conjoined their counterparts from Baringo County and conducted a thorough search for the suspect in Kiptangwanyi and Kongasis areas of Gilgil Sub-county in Nakuru.
“After four ours of engaging detectives in cat and mouse games, the slipper suspect was flashed out of her hide out in a friend’s house in Kong’asis and taken to Marigat Police Station,” said Kinoti.
She will be arraigned at Kabarnet Law Courts on Tuesday.