Murang'a man arrested over death of his 4-month-old baby

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Detectives in Murang’a County have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly killing his four-month-old baby.

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Detectives in Murang’a County have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly killing his four-month-old baby.

According to a police report, the Tuesday dawn incident was reported by the suspect’s father.

The suspect would later grab the infant and toss him over the sofa. The infant, whom the suspect claims is not his biological son, died on the spot after landing on the concrete floor.

Following the incident, the suspect allegedly threatened to kill his wife if she spoke about what had happened.

According to a police report, the suspect’s wife fled from the house, raised the alarm before neighbours responded to her distress calls.

The infant’s body has been moved to General Kago Mortuary in Thika, pending post-mortem.  

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story linked the arrest in Murang'a to a viral video doing rounds on social media. We have since learnt that the two are unrelated. We apologise for the mix up.

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