A shocking incident unfolded in Mesaria village, Kisii County, as 27-year-old Alex Ayata Migosi was apprehended last night after hacking his brother's wife and two children to death on Tuesday.
The horrifying event took place within Kegogi location in Marani sub-county, Kisii.
Prior to the gruesome attack, witnesses reported intense altercations between Ayata and his brother, Patrick Omuga, over an undisclosed matter.
The dispute escalated to a tragic climax when Ayata, fueled by a vengeful determination, surreptitiously entered his brother's residence armed with a machete.
The assailant displayed a chilling lack of mercy as he mercilessly murdered his 27-year-old sister-in-law and her two innocent children, aged 4 and 3, leaving the entire neighbourhood in shock and condemnation.
Local authorities acted swiftly, mobilizing security forces to apprehend Ayata, who had gone into hiding immediately after the heinous act.
Their concerted efforts culminated in the successful capture of the suspect last night, preventing his escape from the region.
As the community grapples with the aftermath of this brutal crime, Ayata Ayata Migosi is now in custody and undergoing the necessary legal procedures in preparation for his arraignment.
The motive behind the savage attack remains unclear, casting a sombre shadow over Mesaria village and prompting reflections on the broader issue of domestic violence.