Residents of Starehe estate in Nairobi are reeling from shock after a young man killed his grandmother in unclear circumstances on Monday night.
Makadara police boss, Mr Timon Odingo said 24-year-old Moses Mwanzia Mathuku killed his grandmother Esther Toni Ngati, 93, by cutting her throat with a kitchen knife.
The shocking incident happened in Mukuru-Mariguini slum, Starehe sub-county.
Odingo added that after the suspect killed his grandmother, he reported himself at the Mariguini police post.
“The suspect called and filed a report with the Mariguini police post. He explained that he killed his grandmother by butchering her using a kitchen knife to cut her throat,” the Makadara police boss said.
Officers accompanied by their colleagues from the DCIO office led by the area head Felix Kithuku arrived at the scene and found the grandmother lying on the floor of the house in a pool of blood.
The detectives recovered a bloody knife next to the body and move the body of the deceased to the City mortuary.
“The suspect is in police custody at the Industrial Area police station but we will charge him after completing the investigation,” Kithuku said.
Police disclosed that the suspect is a boxer with a history of drug abuse and mental health problems.
“The suspect is known to be a boxer and besides that, he is a chronic drug user. However, all this will be investigated and looked at professionally and according to the country’s laws,” Odingo.
The suspect avoided mob lynching after irate residents tried to snatch him from the police.