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Police hunt for monster man who killed, buried wife and child

Police in Karaba, Embu county, are looking for a man suspected of killing his wife and a child and burying them in a shallow grave.

The man, identified as Mr Francis Musyoki, is said to have committed the killings after a dispute with his wife.

Karaba area chief Stephen Nzioka said they suspect the man committed the monstrous act on Saturday because his wife, who usually takes part in many public activities, went missing on that day.

The chief said residents became suspicious after children showed them the trench he had dug a few metres from the main house.

GONE INTO HIDING

He said that the man has since gone into hiding.

“He is now at large, we suspect that he carried out the act on Saturday because that was the last time that the wife was spotted. He has been saying that his wife traveled to Machakos where her parents live. It is possible that is when he carried it out,” Mr Nzioka said  on phone.

The administrator said the discovery of the grave was made on Monday afternoon and police will seek  a seek a court order Tuesday to exhume the bodies.

He said the nature of the disagreement had not yet been established, but residents say the family has been having squabbles for some time.

“People had seen him digging the trench near the main house but thought he was just doing normal chores. We are waiting for the police to get a court order so that we can establish if that is where they are buried,” said Mr Nzioka.