Mark Njuguna, a 23-year-old man from Gatanga Murang’a, Kenya, has been arrested for allegedly killing his four-month-old kid.
The guy is shown physically abusing his wife Mary Muthoni with a belt while their infant is sobbing on the floor in a video that has gone viral. Later, the suspect snatched the baby, whom he claims is not his real son, and threw him over the sofa.
After landing on the concrete floor, the infant perished instantly.
According to the police report, the incident which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, January 25, was reported by the suspect’s father According to Njuguna’s father Samuel Kigumo, he was woken up by the baby’s mother at around 2:45 am after the incident happened. Kiguro said Muthoni managed to escape from the house after her husband threatened to kill her if she raised an alarm to alert neighbours. The two are believed to have picked a quarrel after the man questioned whether he is the biological father of the boy.
“My daughter-in-law came running to my house telling me that her husband has killed their baby boy,” he said. “We are still in shock because we don’t understand why he would do such a heinous act and kill an innocent child,” added Kiguro.
The body was taken to General Kago mortuary in Thika awaiting postmortem as police delve deeper into the matter.