Plea for KDF officer who killed son deferred

Kennedy Simiyu Mukhwana killed his two year old son over love triangle...Photo/Philip Kirui


By Patrick Kirui

A Kakamega court has deferred plea of a Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) officer who killed his son in a love triangle.

This is after the Deputy Registrar, Benson Khapoya said the officer is yet to undergo psychiatric test and heal stab wounds he had occasioned himself in a botched suicide attempt.

Kennedy Simiyu Mukhwana was brought to court in an ambulance from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) which he never alighted from after the judge from Bungoma High Court was away.

Mr Khapoya further directed that the officer to be transferred from MTRH which is a public facility to Forces Memorial Hospital in Eldoret for a month.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Bungoma Central North, Anisia Munene had applied to have the officer removed from a public facility for easier monitoring.

He is alleged to have killed his son, Adrian Baraka on March 18, 2018 at their Makunga village, Tongaren sub-county after he reportedly went home only to find his wife absent.

“The two parents already separated and due to infidelity matters. The woman who was a house wife took the child and buried her at her ancestral home,” Ms Munene

According to his lawyer, Victor Shivega, Mukhwana called his estranged wife only to be picked by another man who assured him the wife will be back once they are done.

Angered by that message, the Gilgil based KDF official turned his wrath unto his two year-old son and stabbed him severally.

The only child for the couple was confirmed dead upon arrival at Webuye County Hospital.

He is expected to record a statement when his health stabilizes before proceeding to plea taking.

Mukhwana will appear before the Deputy Registrar in Bungoma on May 3, 2018 to confirm whether he has recovered.