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Man kills mother by throwing her into a well for opposing his 'religion' allowing FGM, polygamy
19/09/2023 19:33 in Crime News

A 45-year-old man on Tuesday killed his mother before committing suicide at their home in Githunguri, Kiambu County, following family disagreements.

 

 Simon Kimani allegedly pushed his 75-year-old mother Mercy Maingi into a well before committing suicide by jumping into it.

 

 According to family sources, Kimani and his mother disagreed over the beliefs and practices of a religious group to which he belonged.

 

 Controversial beliefs that have caused controversy include female genital mutilation (FGM) and allowing polygamy, which the mother opposes and warns her son against.

 

 Later, a team from the district disaster management department recovered the bodies from the well.  Meanwhile, Gitunguri police  are investigating the incident.

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