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Naivasha man strangles 2-year-old son over paternity dispute

Police in Naivasha have arrested a middle aged man who murdered his two year old son by strangling him in Karati village after a domestic feud with the wife.

The suspect, who had gone into hiding, was arrested hours later from a relative’s house and locked at Naivasha police station as investigations into the incident kicked off.

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The wife and her nine month child had fled their matrimonial home for her rural home in Kinangop when the suspect who is casual laborer committed the beastly act.

According to a neighbor Moses Gitau, the suspect had on several occasions complained about the identity of the boy saying that he had not sired him.

He said that this had led to perennial clashes between the couple before the wife ran away leaving behind the minor with the father.

“From the information we are getting is that the man killed the minor by strangling him before escaping but he has since been arrested,” he said.

Emotions ran high as police moved in to collect the body as irate area residents bayed for the blood of the suspect.

Meanwhile, a sixty three year old man died on the spot after his vehicle rammed head on into an incoming lorry along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu on Monday morning.

The victim said to be diabetic left his lane and hit the driving school truck during the early morning incident near Kihoto estate.

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The driver of the truck and his passenger escaped with minor injuries during the accident that caused a major traffic snarl-up.

A witness James Wahome said that it was not clear what happened to the victim as he swerved to the right hitting the incoming truck.

“The driver of the personal car is to blame as he swerved into the lane of incoming truck leading to the fatal accident,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed both incidents adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to area mortuary.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that the minor was killed through strangling and the suspect will be arraigned in court facing murder charges,” he said.

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