News emerging from the rift valley town of Eldotet has conveyed very sad news from the county regarded as the home of champions.
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According to reports from Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, a woman is believed to have killed her own flesh and blood in cold blood while at the same time badly injuring her eldest child. She then went ahead to beg for mercy from a mob that was baying for her blood.
As per a post from Lemiso Sato's Facebook page, a brutal murder happened in the West Indies estate in Eldoret town, where the said woman killed her 2-year-old son in cold blood, subsequently injuring her eldest daughter.
Further reports reveal that the said woman is 27-year-old Christabel Jepkogei, who murdered her two-year-old son, identified as Jibril Mansoor, before injuring her 6-year-old daughter, Flavian Chepkoech.
Christabel was found committing the heinous act by a good Samaritan, who alerted the public, which immediately responded.
Efforts to resuscitate 2-year-old Jibril proved futile as he succumbed to his injuries. As for Flavian, neighbors responded in good time and took her to the Moi Referral Hospital, where she is currently admitted.
While narrating the reason as to why she committed the heinous crime, 27-year-old Christabel claimed marital issues prompted her to take such actions. Christabel accused her estranged husband, Rashid, of not loving her eldest daughter, who was born out of wedlock. Christabel, who has a history of suicidal tendencies, alleged that she wanted to kill her kids and herself in a bid to end it all, but her plan was foiled by a good Samaritan.
The public, who had gathred around, bayed for Christabel's blood despite her earnest plea for mercy and her remorse for her actions. Fortunately, the police came just in time and saved Christabel from the claws of death at the hands of the public.
Neighbors who heard Chirstabela's reason agreed with her, as they revealed that Christabel and Rashid had a rocky marriage as they were involved in constant disputes. Christabel also alleges that, besides her marital woes, rejection from her family and husband, Further propelled her to her crimes.
It's so unfortunate that an innocent two-year-old lost his life in such a cruel manne . Christabel's suicidal tendencies should have been treated as an early red flag, but sadly, tragedy struck before a solution was found.
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