Kirinyaga County Family & Parenting
Kirinyaga woman accused of killing husband over land compensation
Kirinyaga man sought for killing wife and children found dead
Shock as man kills wife, children then commits suicide
Woman who ‘abandoned’ husband seeks to stop him from remarrying
Kirinyaga man slashes teenage daughter with panga for talking to a boy
Kirinyaga woman accused of killing husband over land compensation
2017-10-06 18:41:47 A man among beneficiaries of millions of shillings in land compensation for Thiba dam site has reportedly been hacked to death by his wife. It is believed the wife of Peter Muthike, a 40-year-old from Kianjiru village in Kirinyaga East sub-county, used a blunt object to kill him. Neighbours said the two had a troublesome marriage and that they squabbled almost daily   Read More ...
Kirinyaga man sought for killing wife and children found dead
2017-06-05 13:18:43 A matatu driver suspected of killing his family has been found dead at a restaurant in Kutus town, Kirinyaga County. The body of Erastus Mwangi, 44, whom police were seeking in connection with the death of his wife and two children in Kiambu County last week, was found dangling from a rope in a lodging room. It is believed that the man, said to have been running away from the law, might have felt trapped after his image was splashed on television as the police intensified the search for him   Read More ...
Shock as man kills wife, children then commits suicide
2017-06-04 00:07:36 The body of a man who killed his two children and wife has been recovered. Police say Erastus Kibage Mwangi hanged himself in a lodging in Kutus, Kirinyaga County, where he fled after killing his family in Muthure village in Wangige Kabete, Kiambu County. The decomposing bodies of the three were discovered on Friday, and police suspect Mwangi murdered them on Saturday last week and locked them inside their house before running away   Read More ...
Counselling ‘family' comes to the help of Al Shaabab victims
2017-01-15 20:24:46 Counselling ‘family’ comes to the help of Al Shaabab victims Judy Wawira, after going through a counseling session at Gituba Village in Gichugu, Kirinyaga County on January 13,2017.She is still waiting for her husband Corporal Munene Miriti who went missing after El Adde attack on KDF troops camp in Somalia, on January 15,2016. PHOTO: KIBATA KIHU/STANDARD Families that lost their loved ones in the El Adde attack by Al Shaabab   Read More ...
Woman who ‘abandoned’ husband seeks to stop him from remarrying
2017-01-06 08:08:36 A woman in Kirinyaga County has sued her husband of 24 years for allegedly planning to marry a second wife secretly. Through lawyer Bonyenya Thuranira, Ms Sicily Wawira wants a Kerugoya court to restrain Mr Peter Mwai from remarrying. She asked the court to restrain Karima Catholic Church from solemnising the planned marriage and the Registrar of Marriages in Embu barred from issuing the related marriage certificate. Ms Wawira said   Read More ...
Woman seeks to stop husband from marrying second wife
2017-01-06 01:04:40 A woman in Kirinyaga County has sued her husband of 24 years for allegedly planning to marry a second wife secretly. Through lawyer Bonyenya Thuranira, Ms Sicily Wawira wants a Kerugoya court to restrain Mr Peter Mwai from remarrying. She asked the court to restrain Karima Catholic Church from solemnising the planned marriage and the Registrar of Marriages in Embu barred from issuing the related marriage certificate. Ms Wawira said   Read More ...
Man tells court he and his wife killed baby, dumped body in river
2016-10-27 11:27:41 A man stunned a court in Wang'uru, Kirinyaga County, on Thursday, claiming that a child who is the subject of a custody dispute between him and his wife is dead. Meshack Mugo, a casual labourer, was being cross-examined by the prosecution when he told the court that he was fighting with his wife, Mary Wanjiku, when they struck their one-year-old daughter dead. Mr Mugo said he and his wife then   Read More ...
Kirinyaga man slashes teenage daughter with panga for talking to a boy
2016-08-07 22:13:57 A 48-year-old man in Mwea, Kirinyaga is in police custody after he physically assaulted his teenage daughter. – The man allegedly beat up his daughter using a panga after he saw her speaking to a boy – The 15-year-old girl suffered severe injuries including major cuts on her head, leg, and hand. A 48-year-old man is in police custody after he was arrested for physically assaulting his teenage daughter. Kamau   Read More ...
Blow for man who wanted to control father's property
2016-08-03 21:46:23 A man has lost bid to exclusively take control of his late father’s estate after the High Court in Nyeri ordered the estate to be equally shared among his father’s five households. Mr Obed Muoya Murege wanted to inherit a 3ha piece of land in Kirinyaga, a motor vehicle and a bicycle excluding his six step brothers and four sisters. His father, Mr Naftali Murege Muthigani, died on April 26,   Read More ...
Crazy Monday: Kirinyaga grandmother attacked by son over land dispute dies
2016-05-16 00:03:57 A group of mourners gathering at the home of Helen Wanjiru Kaguongo (88), who was hacked to death by her son at Ndimi village, Kirinyaga County over bitter family land rivalry .PHOTO:MUNENE KAMAU/STANDARD. DATE; MAY 13, 2016 One of two grandmothers hospitalised after being attacked with pangas by their sons has died. Helen Wanjiru Kaguongo, 88, from Ndimi village, died at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). The grandmother went into   Read More ...
Kirinyaga grandmother attacked by son over land dispute dies
2016-05-15 23:03:10 Kirinyaga grandmother attacked by son over land dispute dies A group of mourners gathering at the home of Helen Wanjiru Kaguongo (88), who was hacked to death by her son at Ndimi village, Kirinyaga County over bitter family land rivalry .PHOTO:MUNENE KAMAU/STANDARD. DATE; MAY 13, 2016 One of two grandmothers hospitalised after being attacked with pangas by their sons has died. The grandmother went into a coma immediately after the   Read More ...
Parents decry rising suicide cases among students in Kirinyaga
2016-02-25 06:38:20 Jane Muthoni a mother who lost her 28 year old son in 2014 after Ephantus Muthii became an addict,committing suicide.The high suicide rate among students in two villages in Kirinyaga county is alarming.Twelve suicide cases have been reported in Kara-ini and Mutumavillages in the recent past, most of them involving students.Parents now blame alcohol and drug abuse for the deaths of the promising youngsters.The most recent case   Read More ...
Man Dies With 3 Grandchildren
2016-02-16 18:15:56 A family in Kirwara, Kirinyaga County, is going through intense grief after an elderly man together with his three first-born grandchildren were hit by a speeding vehicle along Makutano-Embu road killing them on the spot   Read More ...
[VIDEO] Twin daughters of comedian Tony Njuguna score near identical marks in KCPE 2015
2016-01-01 18:34:22 Celebrated ‘Redikyulass’ comedian Tony Njuguna is a happy father after his twin daughters Crystal Mweni Njuguna and Janice Kaiwa Njuguna excelled in their KCPE exams.The daughters who went to Kerugoya Good Shepherd Academy scored 423 and 420 respectively. They wish to go to Alliance Girls and Kenya High and then pursue either Law or Medicine   Read More ...
[PHOTOS] Take care of my children when I am gone, ‘Murimi wa Kahalf’ told Kirinyaga governor
2015-06-19 19:12:12 A village like Gatugura in Kirinyaga has never seen such a large number of beauties. The village, tucked deep in the interior of Gichugu Constituency, hosted the beauties as it bid farewell to one of its recognised sons – the late Sammy Murimi Nderi alias wa Kahalf of the hit song Ino ni Momo. Large turnout Villagers were awed by the turnout of well wishers who braved the muddy pathways and chilly weather to give the late musician a hero’s send off   Read More ...
Lifestyle: Take care of my children when I am gone, Mugithi singer ?Murimi wa Kahalf' told Kirinyaga governor
2015-06-18 23:14:52 The village, tucked deep in the interior of Gichugu Constituency, hosted the beauties as it bid farewell to one of its recognised sons   Read More ...
Woman hacked to death after stabbing husband
2015-03-09 12:01:00 Angry residents killed a woman who stabbed and seriously wounded her husband in Kirinyaga County. Ms Mercy Ngangi was slashed to death on Friday night and her body set on fire at Mururi market. The man had confronted his wife in their rental house, accusing her of being unfaithful. As the quarrel degenerated into a   Read More ...