Father Kills Two Children, Commits Suicide After Scuffle With Wife

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A 38-year-old-man from Elgeyo Marakwet County on Friday killed his two children before committing suicide.

According to reports, the man identified as Jackson Kimeli committed the gruesome act after getting into a scuffle with his wife on Friday morning.

Kimeli, who was allegedly drunk, is said to have seriously injured his wife on the head during the encounter after she questioned why he had arrived home late. 

The deceased is said to have strangled the two children aged 5 and 7 before hiding their bodies at his family home, with ropes still tied around their necks.  

Kimeli then proceeded to hang himself moments later.

“When we did not trace them, we came back and broke the children’s room only to find them lying lifeless on their bed, with ropes on their neck,” Mercy Kurgat, a neighbour, is quoted as saying by the Standard.

 The family, area chief Wilson Kimengich says, had domestic issues which he helped resolve on more than one occasion.  

 “I have helped the family solve some minor issues but we never thought it could accelerate to this,” Kimengich said. 

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