Bomet man kills three children and househelp in shocking attack

Man kills three children and house help Bomet attack

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A man has allegedly brutally murdered four people including his two children, a relative's child, and a househelp in a village in Bomet County.

He had not been arrested on Saturday amid fears he would cause more harm.

Police said the incident happened on Friday, March 1 in the Silibwet area.

The suspect, a 45-year-old, reportedly armed himself with a machete before going on the killing spree, indiscriminately hacking the victims who succumbed to injuries sustained during the attack, police said.

Bomet Central sub-county Deputy Police Commander Ali Bashir said the victims comprised of the man's two-year-old daughter, 16-year-old son, eight-year-old niece and 16-year-old house help.

“We do not know the motive so far,” he said.

He was allegedly armed with a machete before he first attacked his daughter slashing her under the cheek.

He then allegedly proceeded to kill his niece similarly before inflicting multiple cuts on the house help.

The 16-year-old boy attempted to flee but the suspect caught up with him killing him, police said.

The bodies of the deceased were moved to the Tenwek Hospital mortuary for preservation pending autopsy.

A hunt on the suspect is ongoing, police said.

A similar incident happened in Muhoroni, Kisumu county last week when a man killed his four relatives.

He was later arrested and is facing charges.