- The baby was found with visible marks on the neck and blood oozing from the nose and mouth.
- Police said that the baby’s head also appeared to have been hit with a blunt object.
Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect who is accused of killing his one-week-old stepson on Monday morning in Tarus village.
In a statement, DCI said that the suspect feigned sickness and tricked his wife to go outside to seek help.
The man remained with the infant in the house and is suspected to have killed him.
"The suspect had reunited with his wife of 12 years Grace Atwoli in December 2022 after they separated in 2019, though she was heavily pregnant for another man," DCI said.
"This appeared to have irked the suspect who had since married another woman during the first wife’s absence and moved in with her, in his mother’s compound."
Police said that unknown to the mother, the suspect had hatched a plot to take away the life of the infant.
"Early this morning at around 4am, the suspect lied to his wife that he was feeling quite unwell and asked her to call his mother and his second wife to assist him to the hospital. But when she returned accompanied by her stepmother and co-wife, the suspect had fled," DCI said.
The baby was found with visible marks on the neck and blood oozing from the nose and mouth.
Police said that the baby’s head also appeared to have been hit with a blunt object.
The body of the infant was taken to the Kimbilio Nursing Home Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.
Police are currently on a manhunt for the suspect to answer to charges of murder.
Police urged the public to convey any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect.