The woman is reported to have sacrificed her son after receiving the sum of KSh 20,000 (N61,901) from devil worshippers.
Kenya Daily reports that the woman who was arrested by police officers attached to the Baricho Police Station, allegedly confessed to sacrificing her son to the devil worshippers living in Nairobi’s South C area.
Confirming the incident, Kirinyaga West OCPD, Mohammed Huka, said police arrested the suspect after receiving a tip-off from villagers that the woman had killed her son.
“Officers apprehended the woman when she was taking the boy’s body to Karatina District Hospital mortuary.
After interrogations, she confessed to being a devil worshipper and that her cult leader had asked her to sacrifice her son.
This is the first incident of such nature in Kirinyaga County since I was posted here,” Huka told Daily.
Huka added that the suspect will remain in police custody for 14 days as investigations into the matter continue and thereafter, she will be arraigned in Baricho Law Court.