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Kenyan attacks employer with machete after killing her 7-year-old son

Police have arrested a Kenyan nanny, identified as Lydiah Jelagat Kipng’etich, who attacked her employer’s family, killed their 7-year-old son in Marigat, Baringo County, Kenya.

The 24 years old suspect, also injured the boy’s mother during the attack on the night of September 24, 2021.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in a statement on Monday, October 11, said the suspect had been working for the family as a nanny before allegedly committing the heinous act.

Preliminary investigations by DCI revealed that on the fateful night, the suspect sneaked into her employer’s master bedroom and attacked her with a panga and rungu.

“Armed with a panga and a rungu, the 24-year-old house help who had been graciously offered a nanny’s job in the home of a Rumuruti based prison warder, crept stealthily into the master bedroom of her employer in the dead of the night, heinously attacking her in her sleep,” DCI said in the statement.

According to the DCI, the man of the house was away on work-related duties when the suspect attacked the boy before aiming for the mother (her employer) before escaping from the scene of the crime.

“As she raised distress calls amidst excruciating pain with blood oozing from her arms, head, and neck, the woman knew not that her 7-yr-old firstborn son had been the first target of the househelp from hell. With the man of the house away on duty, the killer nanny had found a perfect time to strike his family.

“As thunderstruck neighbours thronged the scene to the victims’ rescue, Lydiah escaped in the cover of darkness

“It was in the process of getting the woman ready for a hospital that the neighbours stumbled upon the boy’s cold body hidden under the bed. He had some blood oozing from the mouth, with no physical injuries.