KIRINYAGA-(MaraviPost)-Kenyan father has killed his own 4-Year-Old daughter before killing himself in Mwea East, Kirinyaga County.

The Mwea East sub-county Police Commander, Daniel Kitavi, confirming the incident in a statement on Saturday, May 21.

According to Kitavi, the man booked the lodge with his daughter on Friday night before the incident. He allegedly poisoned the girl before hanging himself at the bar counter at the lodge in Piai.

“The deceased’s wife is my officer and we are worried why the young man, who is employed at a private hospital in Ngurubani, decided to kill himself and his daughter,” said Kitavi.

The middle aged man’s wife is an officer based at Wang’uru Police Station, Citizen Digital reported.

The two bodies have since been taken to Kerugoya Referral Hospital for postmortem pending investigations into the matter.

Suicide cases after killing own children resulting following domestic violence have been on the rise in the country for the last couple of months.

Last month, 25-year-old-man also killed his 3-year-old daughter before committing suicide in Saseta, Bomet County.

In january this year, a 30-year-old man from Mukuru Kwa Njenga in Nairobi committed suicide after abducting and killing his 3-year-old son.

Late last year, another 44-year-old man reportedly killed his two children before committing suicide in Nyakeogiro village, Kisii County.

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