An aerial view of part of Nairobi’s South C estate

Officers at Baricho Police Station were left gobsmacked when a 26 year old woman from Kiamuguongo Village in Ndia Constituency, Kirinyaga County confessed to sacrificing her 8-year-old son for Sh20,000 to devil worshippers living in Nairobi’s South C area.

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,” Mr Huka told eDaily.

The woman added that her cult leader had told her to choose to murder either her mother or son.

She is in police custody for 14 days as investigations continue.