Woman takes the life of her 3-year-old son because her new boyfriend didn’t want a child

A woman in Kisumu County, Kenya, has reportedly killed her 3-year-old son and dumped his body in a quarry because her new boyfriend did not want a child.

The shocking incident was shared on Facebook by a user identified as Ayoki on Sunday, May 7, 2023.

The details of the incident are still unclear, but according to the Facebook post, the woman has been arrested and taken into custody.

The motive behind the alleged murder remains unknown.

“A lady in her twenties from Obunga strangled to death her three-year-old son and dumped the body in Kanyakwar Quarry. Locals who saw her raised an alarm when she tried to escape.

She was arrested by the area chief and booked into the Obunga police station. It is said that the lady was frustrated with life and was about to move in with a new boyfriend who didn’t want a child. She then thought it wise to take her child’s life,” he wrote on Facebook.


See his post below,

Cases of infanticide or filicide, where a parent intentionally kills their own child, are rare but devastating. These tragic events are often linked to mental health issues, domestic violence, or severe stress.

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