A Kirinyaga man has surrendered to the police after killing his wife and four children at Kathata village in Gichugu.

Paul Murage Njuki, 35, reportedly used an ax to kill his wife Millicent Muthomi, 38 and their four children, two daughters and two sons, aged between 1 and 13.

According to the police, Njuki raped her eldest daughter aged 13, and burnt one of his son’s toenails before killing them.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the five were also hit by a blunt object as they sustained injuries on the head.


A crime scene. [Photo: Courtesy]

After butchering his entire family, Murage rushed to Kirinyaga Police Station, where he surrendered to the police. He later directed the officers to a local river where he’d reportedly hid the ax he used to butcher his family.

Unfortunately, due to the heavy rains being experienced in the area, police are yet to recover the murder weapon.

According to the police, Njuki has not revealed why murdered his entire family. The officers have, however, vowed to investigate and establish the reason behind the unfortunate incident.

The five bodies are set to be taken to Kerugoya Hospital Mortuary where a post-mortem is expected to be conducted.