Man kills self after strangling son.

Murder Suspect Escapes During Court Session Then Kills Self

A middle-aged murder suspect stabbed himself to death after escaping from custody during an open-air court session

Confirming the incident, Kajiado North subcounty police boss Rashid Mohamed told the Star on Sunday, December 13 that the suspect identified as David Kariuki escaped from custody at Ngong Police station.

The suspect is said to have taken off after handcuffs had been removed from his wrists as the court session began.

Mohamed said that after taking off, Kariuki snatched a kitchen knife from a watermelon vendor and ran out of Ngong market forcing the police to shoot him on the thigh to immobilize him.

Murder suspect David Kariuki who killed his wife on Tuesday, December 8. Photo/Courtesy

He then stabbing himself on chest several and succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to hospital.

Kariuki was accused of killing his wife Mary Wanjiru on Tuesday, December 8.

The suspect was working at Gospel Revival Centre in Ngong until the Covid-19 outbreak.

According to the pastor of the church, the suspect started missing church services two months before killing his wife.

The church reportedly formed a pastoral team that would investigate Kariuki’s habit but it was not successful.

Mary Wanjiru who was murdered by her husband, David Kariuki. Photo/Courtesy

“Kariuki and his late wife were members of the church. Wanjiku was a member of the church choir and was also coordinating prayers within the choir.”

“Kariuki was a quiet man and that made it impossible for us to understand him. We do not know the reasons that led him to kill his wife in cold blood. He never shared his feeling with anyone, not even with our church ministers,” Pastor Jacob Kamau, who officiated the couple’s wedding told the Star.

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