Man Poisons His Four Children After Fighting With Wife

A man is awaiting trial and is being held at the Eldoret West police station in Kenya for poisoning his four children after domestic fight with his wife.

This calls for growing concern on domestic violence.

The man, identified as Musa Saka, poisoned his four children after his wife escaped death threats from him. The farmer had initially threatened to murder his wife, which prompted her to sneak out overnight and run away from the house.

When he noticed that his wife had fled after the big threat, the peasant farmer chose to let his anger rain on his four children by putting poison in their drinks.

At the time of this report, the second-born child, 11, and the fourth-born, 2, had died from the deadly poison.

The first-born and third-born were receiving treatment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Police revealed that the man tried to murder himself with the same poison but was rescued and quickly taken to hospital where he was treated and discharged.

The suspect is detained at the Police station and would stay in custody until police is done with strings of ongoing investigations.

This is happening the same time Kisii resident judge Joseph Karanja issued a 200 years jail sentence to Mr Misati, another man who had killed his four children in 2012.

The sentence is to be served simultaneously with 50 years for each of the four counts of murder he had been charged with.

The killer who murdered his four children in 2013 has 14 days to appeal the sentence that could have him stay in jail for the rest of his life time.

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He said he will appeal for a reduced sentence within the 14 days.

Misati was charged in court in 2013 for slaughtering his four children; Toto Misati, 3, Brian, 9, Ontoyo, 7 and Naom Mogutu 5.

He allegedly murdered his children outside their rental houses in Egesa in Kitutu Chache Central, Kisii County on the night of November 10, 2012. Before fleeing, he told a neighbour to tell his wife to find her children in some bush.

Misati had pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges, confessing that he did kill his children after stabbing his wife on the forehead. This is after five witnesses testified against him.

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His wife, Helen Kemunto, through an affidavit submitted in court, said her husband had come home on the night of November 10, 2012 woke her up and said he wanted to relocate to a different location.

She however insisted that they first clear the rent arrears before moving out. This suggestion got Misati fiercely angry and he ended up stabbing her in the forehead.

Her affidavit reads:

I managed to escape and went to seek treatment at Kisii Level Five Hospital.

On arrival she noticed that her husband had killed all four children they had together, by strangling them. None of his family members stood in for him as surety

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