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- The woman and two kids were murdered by unknown attackers and their bodies dumped inside the shop.
- One person is in police custody over the murders.
- Police have launched a probe into the incident.
Grief engulfed Jambo village in Karatina on Thursday, October 22, after a 35-year-old woman, 10-year-old daughter, and her niece were strangled to death by unknown attackers inside a shop.
Mercy Gathoni and the two kids are believed to have been strangled by the attackers at around 11 am on Thursday.
Witnesses told TV47 that the woman was seated outside her shop as usual around 11 am.
She was later found dead inside the shop by her sister’s child inside the shop.The child had been sent by her mother to buy cooking flour.
FAMILY KILLED IN NYERI
Grief engulfed Jambo village in Karatina, after a thirty-five old woman, her ten year- old daughter and her niece were murdered by unknown attackers outside a shop. #TV47News pic.twitter.com/ZwFedb4yb9
— TV47 Kenya (@tv47ke) October 22, 2020
When the mother of the child realised that her child had taken too long, he went after her where on arrival found the shop door slightly opened and the three dead.
Nyeri police commander said that one suspect has been arrested by detectives and is in police custody.