INJURES GRANDFATHER

Embu man accused of stabbing granny to death

Daniel Gitonga,30, has been arrested in connection to the murder

In Summary

• Gitonga was arrested after one of Wamae’s daughters said the grandson visited her on Monday, half-naked.

• Jonnes body was taken to Embu Level 5 hospital mortuary.

Embu West subcounty vehicle ready to ferry the body to Embu Level 5 hospital mortuary.
Embu West subcounty vehicle ready to ferry the body to Embu Level 5 hospital mortuary.
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

A 70-year-old woman was stabbed to death and her husband left nursing injuries after they were attacked allegedly by their grandchild in Rung’ang’a village, Embu West subcounty.

Senior assistant chief Joseph Njiru said the husband, Wamae Njega, suffered severe injuries and was rushed to Embu Level 5 Hospital.

Njiru said the grandson, Daniel Gitonga,30, has been arrested in connection to the murder.

He said Gitonga was arrested after one of Wamae’s daughters said the grandson visited her on Monday, half-naked.

She alerted authorities leading to his arrest.

The administrator said the suspect’s phone was found at the scene of the crime. 

He said the suspect could have broken into the house through the windows as there were no signs of damaged doors. 

Betreace Muthoni Wamae's daughter-in-law speakd to the media in Rung'ang'a in Embu on Tuesday, January 11,2021
Betreace Muthoni Wamae's daughter-in-law speakd to the media in Rung'ang'a in Embu on Tuesday, January 11,2021
Image: BENJAMIN NYAGAH

Beatrice Muthoni, the daughter-in-law, said they woke up to the news on Tuesday morning.

Muthoni said they found Jonnes Wamae's body lying while her husband had cut injuries.

“My husband was told something unusual had happened at our grandparents' house. He rushed to their house and found them lying down after the attack,” she said.

The body was taken to Embu Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

The motive of the attack was not yet established.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris