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Woman and 11 year old Son found dead murdered in Joska


A 26 year old woman and her son were found dead at Joska in Machakos County on Friday.

Residents stumbled on the gory scene at ACK area and alerted police who responded to the scene.

On arrival officers found the woman’s naked body on her bed why her son’s body was in a water tank outside. Officers report that the son’s head was chopped off.

“On arrival, the officers found the body of the lady naked on the bed with a deep cut on the face while the body of the boy was found outside the house inside a 50-litre plastic black jerrycan with the head chopped off,” the police report reads

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations were called in and they collected evidence before the bodies were moved to Kangundo Level 4 Hospital for an autopsy.

Officers also recovered what they believe to be the murder weapons from the scene.

Following the incident, officers have apprehended 33 year old Jared Ochichi 33, the husband of the deceased woman.

Ochichi who is a boda boda operator in Joska town was spotted by his neighbours carrying a black plastic.

Minutes later, a human head believed to be that of his son fell down from the plastic bag as he hurried across the town.

Matungulu OCPD Kipkemoi Kirui said the suspect ran and locked himself in his house after neighbours noticed the incident and informed the police at the police station.

The neighbours had been questioning the whereabouts of the two after they disappeared the entire day while their house remained closed.