Police trail woman who assaulted and injured 14-year-old grandson
Police have launched a manhunt for a woman who allegedly attacked and badly injured her grandson in Tetu Sub County, Nyeri County.
Ms Nancy Nyambura allegedly used a panga to inflict injury on the mouth and hands of her 14-year-old grandson, who is now admitted at Mukurweini Hospital.
Mr Jeff Mutitu Mwangi, who is the father of the victim, said that its unclear why his own mother decided to turn against his son.
“It was reported by Mr Daniel Ngatia Kahuthu who is a resident of Keigi village that while he was at his farm, he received a call from Mr Mwangi who is his nephew informing him that his mother had assaulted his son using a machete,” the police said in a report at Muthinga Police Post.
Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have recorded statements from four people who say they witnessed the incident, even as the woman’s whereabouts remain unknown.
Cases of close relatives ending the lives of family members have been on the increase in the country in the recent past. On Tuesday, a form four student identified as Mr Sebastian Mbae, 20, allegedly killed his mother Ms Clemensia Getonto, 76, at her farm in Raganga area in Mosocho, Kitutu Chache South, Kisii County.
It all started when the suspect disagreed with an aunt and a bitter exchange ensued. It is then that Ms Getonto tried to intervene leading to the fatal confrontation.
Nairobi News has established that Mr Mbae was at home for the September holidays which are expected to end next week. The area chief said the suspect has a history of mental disorders which has in the past resulted in acts of violence.