February 17, 2015, Korogocho, Nairobi, Kenya – Murder victims: Muthoni’s baby boy (1 week); neighbor’s children: Nyambura Gatei (4), Peter Gatei (10 days).
No news reports dating from after the arraignment of the suspect in early July 2015 have been found.
FULL TEXT (Jul. 9, 2015) – A woman accused of murdering and eating her son has denied the charges in a city court. Catherine Muthoni, 20, has been undergoing psychiatric evaluation for more than two months after she was accused of killing her son and two other children belonging. The court heard that Muthoni had attempted to strangle her aunt in their house following disagreements with her husband.She reportedly had just delivered the baby boy and had lived with her aunt for a few days. Police said that the Muthoni turned her anger on her son who was asleep after her aunt sneaked out of the house. She allegedly slit the toddler’s belly with a kitchen knife, ate his intestines and part of his heart before drinking his blood.
The accused is said to have gone to her friend Nelius Muthoni’s house where she killed her two children. Police arrived in time to save the Muthoni from an angry mob that was baying for her blood. She was arraigned in court on February 19, but was taken to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital in Kayole after she appeared weak and unable to talk or walk without support.
The accused, according to doctors at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, used strange terms to communicate and recommended further psychiatric evaluation. Muthoni denied the charges and was remanded in custody until November 2, as she is also facing murder charges at another court.
SDE Entertainment News, Jul. 9, 2015]“I didn’t kill and eat my son — Korogocho woman,”
[Another source: Stella Cherono, “Police detain woman in gruesome Korogocho triple murder,” Daily Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), Feb. 17, 2015]***
For more cases see: Cannibal Murderesses
More cases, see: Female Serial Killers of Africa & the African Diaspora
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