Couple murdered as children listen from a separate room


A couple was clobbered to death in Kathankame village , Embu West subcounty as their 6 and 10 year old daughters listened to the horrific incident as it went on.

Joseph Gitonga, 35, and his wife Caroline, 30, were reportedly clobbered to death at different times.

The chief of this are, Albert Njiru said the robbers hit the woman with a blunt weapon.

“They then pushed her unconscious body under her matrimonial bed then hung around waiting for the husband who operates a video show business at Kithimu market. He was late that day,” Njiru said.

He continued to say that the robbers stayed in the compound and when Gitonga arrived,they hit him in the head and he fell unconscious.

County police commander Daniel Rukunga said the gang remained inside the house until Gitonga arrived to face his death.

“When the robbers entered the house, they asked for money. They hit the woman when she said she didn’t have any. They also seriously beat the husband,” Rukunga said.

“They went to their uncle’s house and informed him before he took the couple to the hospital where the woman was pronounced dead on arrival while the husband died hours later while undergoing treatment.”

The police commander clarifies that the children were not hurt and said the attackers stole a TV set, a DVD player and a cooking gas cylinder.