Nairobi: Man abducts and kills his son before committing suicide

Nairobi: Man abducts and kills his son before committing suicide

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  • The man, identified as Victor Ayieko, abducted the son after sneaking into his ex-wife's home when she had left for work.
  • Upon returning, the boy's mother, Nancy Adhiambo and her husband Christopher Okeyo,learnt that her former husband had been seen leaving with the baby on a motorbike.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations are probing an incident where a man killed his 3-year-old son in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Nairobi before taking his life.

The man identified as Victor Ayieko is said to have abducted the son after sneaking into his ex-wife's home when she had left for work.

Upon returning, the boy's mother; Nancy Adhiambo, and her husband Christopher Okeyo learnt that her former husband had been seen leaving with the baby on a motorbike.

The two rushed to Ayieko’s house at the nearby Mukuru kwa Njenga only to find the baby’s lifeless body on the suspect’s bed, with Ayieko’s body hanging on an electric cable close by. 

A suicide note from Ayieko and Ksh.500 were found on the table, instructing Adhiambo to buy airtime and inform the entire family of his demise. 

"Owing to the increased cases of missing children in city estates, parents and guardians are urged to guarantee the safety and security of their children, by leaving them in the hands of responsible adults whenever they are away," the DCI said.

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