Man attacks teenage family stabbing girlfriend 17 times

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Another shocking romantic murder has resulted in three people recuperating at different hospitals in Meru after a botched murder-suicide incident.

A teenage girl and her toddler were seriously injured after a man attacked them with a knife before he tried to take his own life on Thursday last week.

The suspect, who is reported to be the girl’s boyfriend, stabbed her eleven times and cut their one-year-old baby on the face in an incident that left residents of Kautine village in Igembe North shaken.

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But nearly a week after the incident happened, police are yet to open investigation.

Mr Joseph Kaumbuthu, the father of the 17-year-old girl, told reporters  that police officers said they would visit the scene after the suspect had recuperated.

Mr Kaumbuthu and his wife collected items from the scene of the attack including a suicide note, a pesticide, the weapon of attack and blooded clothes.

Just recently, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, at around 2 am, Samuel Gitonga, arrived home in Namanga, Kajiado County and was shocked to find his wife, Esther Ngatha, in bed with another man.

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In a sudden fit of rage, Gitonga is reported to have reached for a kitchen knife and stabbed his love rival multiple times in the neck, chest and abdomen, killing him on the spot.

Thereafter he pounced on his wife and strangled her

Area Assistant Chief Loise Nkoriki said neighbors called him when they heard a commotion coming from the house. But when he reached the homestead, he found the woman’s body under the bed with multiple cuts.

The couple’s seven months baby was found suckling her dead mother.

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