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Man who killed his family, self made abduction claim - 17 Jan 2018 20:40

By: Grace Gitau

The man accused of killing his wife and three children had cut off communication with family and friends for four days and claimed he had been kidnapped, his mother said on Wednesday. Speaking at her home in Karembu village, Nyeri County, Ms Cecilia Karuiru spoke of how the unfolding events in Patrick Nderitu’s family had worried them.  The grief-stricken mother revealed that the day before Nderitu killed his wife and children, she was preparing to travel to Nairobi to meet him when she received the shocking news that he had died alongside his family. Nevertheless, confused and heart-broken, she still travelled, only this time the destination was the City Mortuary where the bodies had been taken. For four days before the tragedy, she told the Nation on Wednesday, the couple’s phones had been switched off. On Thursday, Ms Karuiru narrated, Mr Nderitu’s wife had called to check on her. But ...
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