Njuki submitted himself to the Kianyaga Police Station after slaughtering his family, wanting to be arrested and imprisoned for six months.
Paul Murage Njuki, 35, of Kathata village in Gichugu, Kirinyaga County, Kenya, has been charged with the murders of his wife and four children.
The culprit chopped his wife and children to death with an axe on Monday, November 29, according to Gichugu sub-county Police Commander Anthony Mbogo, who verified the event.
Millicent Muthoni, 38, Nelly Wawira, 13, Gifton Bundi, seven, Sheromit Wambui, five, and Clifton Njuk, one, have been named as the victims.
Mbogo claims that after Njuki murdered his family, he went to the Kianyaga Police Station and demanded to be caught and imprisoned for six months for peddling bhang.
“I was taken aback and instructed my officers to look into it. My officers were taken aback when he told them he had murdered his wife and their four children.” Mbogo voiced his opinion.
According to the suspect, he began by murdering his wife with an axe before moving on to the children.
“Before cutting them, he whacked them with a blunt instrument.” We followed him to where he said he concealed the axe, but due to the severe rains, we were unable to locate it. “We’re still looking into things,” Mbogo remarked.
At roughly 2230 hours, police arrived on the scene and discovered the dead in their beds, with several knife wounds on their skulls.
Njuki violated his eldest daughter before killing her and then concealed the killer axe among the riverbanks in his neighbourhood, according to reports.
According to Mbogo, Njuki did not offer specific reasons for murdering his family; nonetheless, people of the hamlet claim the man quarrelled with his wife about a shortage of onion in the evening dish. The husband insisted on onions in his dinner, but his wife insisted she didn’t have any.
The suspect is being arrested at Kirinyaga police station, according to Mbogo, while the five bodies were brought to Kerugoya hospital morgue for a postmortem.