Form two student (daughter) kills father in a quarrel over dinner in Kirinyaga sending residents to shock.
The killing of a 17-year-old girl’s father in a dispute over dinner left the residents of Ndindiruku hamlet in Kirinyaga County in a state of shock.
Justus Mutiso, 34, was stabbed in the chest by his daughter on Sunday night and was confirmed dead upon arrival at Kimbimbi Sub-County Hospital.
Witnesses claimed that what began as Mr. Mutiso’s attempt to reprimand his Form Two daughter for allegedly misbehaving turned tragedy when he was fatally attacked instead.
Mr. Mutiso arrived home at 10.30 pm and found his wife Magdalene Muthoni had left for prayers at a nearby church.
He asked his daughter to serve him supper but she defied him, saying it was not one of her domestic duties.
This angered Mr. Mutiso, who attempted to whip her.
The girl, a form two student escaped and went to the church, some 500 metres from the family’s home, and reported the matter to her mother.
Ms. Muthoni left the prayer meeting and returned home with her daughter and served her husband food.
Afterward, Mr. Mutiso accused his daughter of indiscipline and vowed to cane her.
He challenged her once more, but this time, she drew a kitchen knife in self-defense and stabbed him in the left side of the chest, knocking him to the ground.
Neighbours responding to a commotion found the man unconscious and rushed him to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on arrival.
Police acting on a tip-off rushed to the scene and arrested the girl, whom they locked up at the Wang’uru Police Station for questioning.
Mwea East police boss Daniel Kitavi said the case was being treated as a murder.
He said the student will face a capital charge once detectives complete their investigations.
“We are holding the girl following what transpired and she will be prosecuted,” said Mr. Kitavi.