Kiambu: Man kills mother by throwing her into a well for opposing his 'religion' allowing FGM, polygamy

Kiambu: Man kills mother by throwing her into a well for opposing his 'religion' allowing FGM, polygamy

Rescue team at the scene where of crime in Githunguri, Kiambu County. PHOTO~ COURTESY

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 disagreement.

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 well.

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.

Meanwhile, police from Githunguri are investigating the case.

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