Two decomposing bodies were on Sunday found inside a rented house in Abduba Estate in Thika, Kiambu County.
The two bodies of a middle-aged woman and her daughter were first discovered by neighbours who then alerted the police after a foul smell emanated from her house.
The police broke into the house where they found the woman and her 11-year old daughter lying dead with several stab wounds
Police say the 31 year old woman had been reported missing a few days before the discovery of the bodies.
The body of a man suspected to be that of the husband was a while later found dangling inside another rented house in Kisii estate, which is a relatively short distance from the other house where the two bodies were discovered.
Their bodies were moved to General Kago Road Funeral home as investigations into the mysterious killings got underway.