Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations are probing the killing of three family members in Mbeere, Embu County.

According to a report by police, a suspect, David Kariuki Nyaga, killed his wife and two children on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

The DCI's statement read: "Detectives in Mbeere are investigating a murder incident, where a man savagely killed his wife, 28 & his two children aged 9 & 5 in the wee hours of today morning.

"David Kariuki Nyaga had locked up his family inside their house in Kiamukuyu, before executing them one after the other, in a scene described by the detectives who documented it as gory."

The local government authorities alerted DCI officers about the incident who rushed to the home only to find the entire family murdered.

"Earlier, our officers had been informed by the village Assistant Chief Anthony Munyiri of the incident and together with their Police counterparts, rushed to the scene. Unfortunately, by the time of their arrival, the suspect had wiped out his entire family in the most despicable manner, by hitting their foreheads using a sledgehammer."

"The murder weapon was recovered and the suspect arrested, as detectives try to establish the motive of the killings."