Police in Naivasha, Kenya have arrested a 42-year-old woman for allegedly killing her 4 children (three girls and one boy) aged between 2 and 8.
The mother of 6 identified as Beatrice Mwende Kimotho, allegedly locked her children in the house before giving them poison at Kabati Estate.
K2TV reported that police said they received a distress call from Jackson Kimani Kimotho, the brother of the woman who said she had asked him to check the kids she had killed in her house. He further revealed that after killing them, his sister shared pictures of the children in a family WhatsApp group, asking for prayers.
The police found the bodies of the four children on their beds with traces of vomit and blood in their mouths when they entered the two-bedroom apartment.
The incident was reported by Naivasha Sub County Police Commander Samuel Waweru who added that the suspect is in lawful police custody. He said that;
“The accused first told her friend that her children were admitted to the Naivasha Sub-County hospital with chest pains before confessing a few hours later that she had strangled them.”
A police officer involved in the investigations added;
“She (the suspect) took turns to strangle the four and slept in the same house until today (Saturday) morning when she walked away from the house.
“We are at the very initial stages of the probe and at this point, we cannot divulge much details.”
The Naivasha Sub County Police Commander said they are continuing to investigate to determine the motive for the minors’ killing.