BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA
Police in Kirinyaga County are investigating circumstances under which a middle-aged man identified as Paul Murage Njuki, butchered his wife and four children on Monday night.
Residents woke up to the news of the chilling murders yesterday morning with shocked villagers discussing the bizarre incident in low tones.
Local police were also left in shock after the suspected killer, 35, stormed Kianyaga Police Station in Kirinyaga county demanding to be arrested by police and locked up in police cells for six months over the murders.
A seemingly composed Murage narrated to police officers at the station how he had gone on a murderous spree, wiping out his entire young family in a fit of rage.
His victims, he said, included his wife Millicent Muthoni, 38, and their four children; two daughters and two sons, aged between one and 13 years.
The man also confessed to sexually assaulting his eldest daughter before murdering her.