A housemaid accused of killing her employer’s seven-year-old son and seriously injuring his mother has been arrested.
Lydiah Jelagat Kipng’etich, who went into hiding after the September 24th incident, was arrested in Gilgil, Nakuru County on Sunday.
The 24-year-old was flushed out of her friend’s house in Kongasis after engaging the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives in a cat and mouse game for hours.
Armed with a machete, the suspect is said to have ambushed her employer, a Rumuruti-based prison warder, at her home in Marigat, Baringo County.
She allegedly crept into the master bedroom in the dead of the night and attacked the warder, who was asleep, while her husband was away working.
With blood oozing from her head, neck, and arms, the warder raised distress calls, with neighbors rushing to the scene to rescue her, but Lydiah escaped in the cover of darkness.
As they made plans to ferry the woman to Nyandarua County Referral Hospital for treatment, they stumbled upon her son’s lifeless body hidden under the bed.
“He had some blood oozing from the mouth, with no physical injuries,” DCI says in a report.
Lydia is currently being held at Marigat police station pending arraignment at Kabarnet law courts on Tuesday. The suspect will be charged with murder.