Woman kills son while 'exorcising demons'
The woman, Irene Mbithe, was arrested on Thursday after residents of Kangurue slum in the capital Nairobi raised alarm over the suspicious death of her son, Brian Kibet. When police arrived at the scene, the child's tongue and intestines had been pulled out in an attempt to "free him" from the said demons.
In a video posted on Youtube by K24 television, Brian's aunt Catherine Muthama expressed shock over the ordeal.
"Nilishangaa sana kufika hapa kuona mama mtoto amevuruta ulimi ya mtoto kabisa na nikamuuliza kwanini anamaiza mtoto (When I arrived I was surprised to see the mother having pulled out the tongue of the baby and I screamed at her asking why she had killed him," she said.
Neighbours said the exorcism went on the whole night on Wednesday, adding that the commotion in the house was abnormal.
The child's mother, who spoke in Swahili, maintained that she meant no harm to him.
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