A 26-year-old woman from Kiamuguongo Village in Ndia Constituency, Kirinyaga County shocked officers at Baricho Police Station when she confessed to sacrificing her 8-year-old son after receiving KSh20, 000 from devil worshippers living in Nairobi’s South C area.
Confirming the incident, Kirinyaga West OCPD, Mohammed Huka, said police arrested the suspect Wednesday after receiving a tip off from villagers that the woman had killed her son.
“Officers apprehended the woman when she was taking the boy’s body to Karatina District Hospital mortuary. After interrogations, she confessed to being a devil worshipper and that her cult leader had asked her to sacrifice her son. This is the first incident of such nature in Kirinyaga County since I was posted here,” Mr Huka told eDaily.
The suspect said that the cult leader had given her an option of killing her mother or son.
The woman will remain in police custody for 14 days as investigations into the matter continue; thereafter, she will be arraigned in Baricho Law Court.