Student Kills Ex-lover and Child

a form four student allegedly murdered his former lover who was a form 3 student and her one-year-old child before trying to take his own life in Uasin Gishu at Saruyot village.

Student Kills Ex-lover and Child

The suspected killer had moved to the victims' village and stayed there for a week trying to reconcile with her lover but her parents were reportedly opposed to the affair. 

It is here at this river that Douglas kipchumba is said to have committed the murders of a mother and her child. The victim and the suspect are said to have been lovers but they parted ways.

"Ni form 3 student na huyu form 3 student ako na mtoto ambae ni one and  half years anasoma Saruyot secondary. Na it happened kwamba huyu kijana amekuwa akija kutafuta huyu msichana huku for the last one week .na mama akamconfront ," Edwin Kemboi, the area assistant chief said.  

It is believed the accused had traveled 20 kilometers to Hilda's Village looking for her and trying to convince her that they should be together but she had moved on and had a child with another man.Residents say the suspect lured the unsuspecting girl to the river before killing her and her child.

After the murder, he is said to have left markings to the places where he dumped the bodies. He is reported to have gone back to his home after the incident, wrote a confession before taking poison. But as fate would have it, he survived and is now at the Moi Teaching and referral hospital receiving treatment.