A village in Gilgil is mourning after a middle aged man went berserk killing his wife before committing suicide.
The man from Jaika village in rural Gilgil is said to have had marital differences with his wife and slashed her with a panga before hanging himself.
According to a local leader Boniface Thuo, the man came home last evening and started a confrontation with his wife, took the weapon and slashed her several times.
During the incident, their four kids watched the horror before he took a rope and hanged himself at the roof of his house.
Thuo said neighbours were alerted by the cries of the kids and on checking they found the horrible situation.
“This is the first incident being witnessed here, but is shocking to see what the kids went through before they were rescued”.
Police later moved in and took the bodies to the Gilgil Sub County Hospital mortuary while plans were being made to take the kids to one of the orphanages in the area.