The man and two children brutally murdered by the wife in Thome 5 estate before committing suicide were Thursday buried in an emotional ceremony.
They were all laid to rest on Thursday at Lang’ata Cemetery, Nairobi.
Relatives of Joyce Wanjiru, the woman who killed her husband David Gitau and two children before committing suicide in Marurui, Thome Estate, the day after the incident admitted she had anger issues.
They described how she was irritable and battered her man, who out of embarrassment could not speak up.
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 in the 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.
During the burial, Gitau’s best friend spoke up saying
“You would never notice if Gitau had problems or not. I am so mad at him, even if he’s dead. He didn’t speak to me. I didn’t know he had problems. We wouldn’t be where we are right now if he did.
Kariuki said his “heart is very broken as we started our friendship back when we were children. Our parents are friends. I used to pass by his workplace quite often and discuss things then go back to our businesses,” Kariuki said at the burial.