Mukuru Kayaba slums in Nairobi's South B neighbourhood. Police were searching for a man believed to have killed his girlfriend in a suspected love triangle in the slum.
Gangsters broke into a home, slashed a man with a machete, beat up his wife and raped their daughter.
The gang, which had earlier killed the family’s two dogs in Athi River, stole Sh3,000 and a few household goods before disappearing at midnight.
The three criminals, who police say were armed with an AK-47, broke a window pane before cutting the grill and opening the door.
“They injured a 56-year-old man by cutting his hands and shooting him in his shoulder. They then beat up his wife,” the report sent to police headquarters by chief inspector Gerald Gitau indicated.
When the couple was helpless, they dragged their 26-year-old daughter out of her room and raped her repeatedly.
The three family members were taken to Nairobi Hospital by police officers who arrived at the house after neighbours raised the alarm.
Athi River OCPD Kizito Mutoro, his deputy, Lazarus Tarus, and detective David Wangai have begun investigating the incident.
Drive Hot News has concealed the names of the family members to protect them from further trauma. The surgery unit at the hospital was working to remove the bullet from the man and correct his fractures.
KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND
And in Nairobi’s Mukuru Kayaba slums, police were searching for a man believed to have killed his girlfriend in a suspected love triangle.
Neighbours said the man they only identified as “Maingi”, stabbed Miriam Mwende Kiio, 23, in the chest and left armpit.
“I heard the woman, who is my neighbour, scream at around 8pm. I went and found her lying by the door in a pool of blood,” the neighbour, Mr Robert Magiru, told the police.
Neighbours helped him take her to a nearby clinic, where she was pronounced dead.
The body was taken to City Funeral Home, where a post-mortem examination was to be conducted.
Elsewhere, in Langata, Nairobi, police were investigating the circumstances under which a two-year-old girl drowned on Wednesday evening in an abandoned pool in the compound of the officer in charge of Langata Women’s Prison.
Friscar Recce Wangila’s body was found by her father, Cornel Wangila, also a prisons officer, at around 7pm, after hours of searching for her.
Mr Wangila said his child had been playing with friends in the compound.