April 06 2015 0Comment
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House girl kills her employer and a baby

Reported by the Standard Newspaper, Elizabeth Achieng, 26, and her three-month-old son Leon Benedict Okoth lie lifeless side by side on a cold slab at the Star Hospital Mortuary in Kisumu. The infant’s head is twisted, facing his mother’s head.
A moment of madness and rage by a once trusted, knife wielding nanny called time on their lives.In what reads like the script of a classic horror movie, Achieng, a counsellor, and her son are suspected to have been killed on Wednesday evening by their househelp who had been part of their lives in Kisumu County’s Muhoroni for barely a month.The maid, whose only identity is a screen grab of her face from a birthday party in Kisumu about a month ago, is suspected to have strangled the infant before she wrestled her employer, strangled her as well, stabbed her multiple times, eventually burning part of her body with what investigators believe to be a hot electric iron box or acid.
Neighbours were drawn to a noisy commotion in the house that fateful night. The following day, when they went to find out the cause of the noise, they found only the maid, only known as Jacky, who is believed to be a Ugandan. She, seated calmly in the living room, assured them all was well.“She told us that Achieng had taken the baby to hospital. Since we found her with the other baby, we did not suspect anything sinister,” said Mark Onyango, a neighbour.A three-year-old niece to Achieng, who she also lived with, survived.By midday, Achieng could not be found. The neighbours then went back to the house to find out if perhaps she had returned from hospital.“We found the house help eating chips and mangoes together with the other baby. Achieng’s bedroom was locked from outside with a padlock. When she was done, she left as though she was going to the market and never came back,” he said.
Neighbours were drawn to a noisy commotion in the house that fateful night. The following day, when they went to find out the cause of the noise, they found only the maid, only known as Jacky, who is believed to be a Ugandan. She, seated calmly in the living room, assured them all was well.“She told us that Achieng had taken the baby to hospital. Since we found her with the other baby, we did not suspect anything sinister,” said Mark Onyango, a neighbour.A three-year-old niece to Achieng, who she also lived with, survived.By midday, Achieng could not be found. The neighbours then went back to the house to find out if perhaps she had returned from hospital.“We found the house help eating chips and mangoes together with the other baby. Achieng’s bedroom was locked from outside with a padlock. When she was done, she left as though she was going to the market and never came back,” he said.

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