A woman has been arrested after killing one of her two children at Kaplamai village in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County.

Faith Chepkemoi Maritim told authorities that she had planned to run away from her marriage and elope with her new lover.

The 34-year-old said numerous fights with her husband Benard Maritim led her to start an affair with another man whom she said was ready to marry her.

Chepkemoi told police that she wanted to cut all ties with her husband so she decided to kill their 3-year-old son.

Police believe that the woman hit the little boy with firewood before raising alarm.

Murder most foul

Confirming the incident area Assistant Chief Rotich said that Chepkemoi hit the boy using firewood on the neck and killed him instantly on Sunday around 10 pm incident then covered him with a blanket.

He further added that preliminary investigations revealed that the woman had been in communication with the new lover through SMS and they were preparing to flee on Monday morning.

The woman is currently being held at the Olenguruone Police Station awaiting to be arraigned in court.

The body of the deceased child was taken to Olenguruone hospital morgue.