man who allegedly demanded DNA test stabs his two daughters, sets house ablaze before attempting suicide

man who allegedly demanded DNA test stabs his two daughters, sets house ablaze before attempting suicide



A middle aged man, Ken Mburu allegedly stabbed his two daughters, aged 1 and 7 years and then attempted suicide using the same knife following an alleged altercation with his wife at Ziwani estate in Nyandarua County, Kenya.



The children are currently admitted at Nyahururu County referral Hospital with multiple knife stab wounds. Their father is also admitted to the same facility under police guard.



The man also set their house on fire causing extensive damage during the incident which happened on Saturday evening, June 19.



It is not clear when the man went berserk and stabbed the two minors, but Mary Wangari, who is a neighbour of the couple said the man, whom she described as violent, had been insisting that the minors’ DNA be conducted to ascertain their paternity.



"I have been into this house multiple times to solve their disputes, the last time I was here the man demanded that a DNA test be conducted to ascertain the children’s paternity and threatened to kill them,” Wangari said.






However, his wife, Martha Nyambura, who was away during the incident said it could have been an escalation of a quarrel they had on building a kennel for a dog Ken had brought the previous day.



"He had come home with a dog the previous night and demanded that I cater for the construction of its kennel but I refused. I left my children playing in the compound only for me to return home and find a multitude gathering there,” she said.



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