Kiambu: Man kills mother by throwing her into a well for opposing his 'religion' allowing FGM, polygamy
A 45-year-old man on Tuesday killed his mother before taking
his own life at their home in Githunguri, Kiambu County following a domestic
Simon Kimani is reported to have pushed his 75-year-old
mother Mercy Maingi into a well before killing himself by jumping into the same
According to family sources, Kimani and his mother were in
disagreement over the beliefs and practices of a religious group that he joined.
The said controversial beliefs that triggered the feud
include practicing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and allowing marriage to many wives, something the
mother opposed and had warned the son against.
A team from the county disaster management department has since retrieved the bodies from the well.
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